New Eclipse productivity tools for the mainframe from Macro 4

Three new Eclipse plug-ins to support mainframe development and testing.

Crawley, UK, May 30, 2012 – Global software and services company, Macro 4, is introducing three new Eclipse plug-ins as part of a strategy to integrate its mainframe tools with the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The new solutions, which build on the M4Workbench Eclipse framework and plug-ins announced in 2011, help developers to perform a wide range of mainframe application development and testing tasks from within Eclipse without having to directly access the mainframe environment. The new z/Explorer for Eclipse plug-in provides an editing capability for mainframe files and allows users to submit jobs and access the JES spool to view results in the job output. An additional plug-in, M4Slickedit, offers the option of formatted smart program code editing to aid developer productivity. As part of Macro 4’s comprehensive Eclipse development for its TraceMaster interactive testing and debugging tool, a new tracing plug-in lets users set up batch traces in Eclipse, prior to launching an integrated browser window to run the traces. “We already supply a number of Eclipse plug-ins, including a dump analysis tool that developers can use to analyze application program faults, so with the new products – and our M4workbench Eclipse framework - we’re able to offer a broad range of functionality for Eclipse development,” explained Jim Allum, Director, Commercial and Technical. Eclipse is a key focus area for Macro 4 because its modern graphical user interfaces (GUIs) help enhance productivity and enable familiar, ’Windows-style’ access to mainframe technology that is playing an increasingly important role in attracting a new generation of developers.

About Macro 4

Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, develops software solutions that accelerate business transformation. Macro 4’s cross-platform enterprise information management solutions make it easy for companies to go digital, personalize customer communications and unlock the value of their corporate content. Macro 4 solutions for DevOps, session management and performance optimization are used by many of the world’s largest enterprises to modernize their mainframe applications and development processes.

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