Compuware XPEDITER Takes Enterprises to Service Oriented Architecture

11/24/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced the latest releases in its XPEDITER product line. These new releases help organizations better analyze, understand, debug and test their mainframe assets. Compuware XPEDITER enables organizations to reduce IT expenditures and leverage and extend their existing investments in legacy applications.

The latest releases include Compuware Program Analyzer, a new advanced-analysis tool that helps developers understand enterprise applications. Compuware is also introducing new versions of XPEDITER/CICS and XPEDITER/Code Coverage, which enable organizations to deploy enterprise applications as they evolve toward service oriented architectures (SOA). “The move toward SOA has, in some respects, been happening for a long time, and will continue in the coming decade as service-oriented infrastructures are born, new services are built and existing applications are modernized,” noted Phil Murphy, Forrester Research Principal Analyst, in his June 2004 report The Legacy Transformation Business Is Dead. “Forrester recommends that companies evolve to service orientation with the right tools.”

Compuware Program Analyzer helps developers quickly understand their programs. Integrated with Abend-AID, STROBE and XPEDITER, Compuware Program Analyzer drives in-depth understanding for mainframe COBOL applications—the essential first step in extending legacy assets. Developers can perform advanced, yet easy-to-understand, analyses of complex Cobol applications through views of the programs’ structure, data items and logic.

“Today’s enterprise needs often involve connectivity across an unlimited array of platforms,” said Tyler Allman, Compuware XPEDITER product manager. “This is done in either a tactical application-by-application manner or a more strategic, enterprise-wide, service oriented architecture (SOA). Regardless of the approach employed, similar requirements exist. Compuware helps companies in all of these areas through advanced analysis, testing and quality, helping ensure that applications work and work right.”

XPEDITER/CICS delivers advanced, intercept capabilities that target any function initiated in CICS—regardless of where it is initiated. This simplifies CICS test set-up and execution for middleware and/or SOA-enabled environments, including IBM WebSphere MQ. XPEDITER/Code Coverage enables the measurement of application testing effectiveness. Its advanced metrics help determine the current state and status of testing efforts, helping IT organizations deploy enterprise applications with confidence.

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