IBM has announced new application development tooling to help IBM Power Systems users with an AIX environment maximize their software development experience on the AIX-based Power systems and help smooth the way to building iPhone applications from green screen apps.
IBM has announced new application development tooling to help IBM
Power Systems users with an AIX environment maximize their software
development experience on the AIX-based Power systems and help smooth
the way to building iPhone applications from green screen apps.
The new solutions, which include "first time" capabilities for the
AIX community, can increase workload productivity up to 30 percent and
eliminate the need to rewrite applications to take advantage of the
advanced processing speed of IBM Power 7 processor-based systems, IBM
Announced on April 13, the new capabilities complement new IBM Power
System blades also announced today, and help clients reap the benefits
of IBM's $3 billion investment in developing systems that slash costs
and are ready for new advancements in IT, such as the growing use of
powerful, real-time business analytics.
With the new tools, for the first time the users of more than
750,000 IBM Power System servers and blades with an AIX environment
will have a modern, Eclipse-based application development environment,
IBM officials said. This comes via an enhanced version of IBM
Rational Developer for Power, which helps to improve quality across the
Moreover, AIX users also now have integrated access to IBM Rational
Team Concert for Power Systems Software V2, which helps development
teams bridge organizational silos, provide consistent processes, and
use common tools. This helps to consolidate and reduce costs, minimize
project risk, and improve development agility, IBM said.
Meanwhile, IBM also announced new compilers optimized for Power7.
The new compilers automatically generate code to fully exploit Power7
architecture so developers do not need to do this manually, which can
take anywhere from weeks to months depending upon the complexity of the
application. They also contain usability improvements and enhancements
to industry language standards to help improve application performance
and developer productivity.
In addition, IBM said organizations that want to create iPhone and
iPod touch applications from existing green screen applications now
have a simple and straightforward way to do so. IBM is announced
a new IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services V7.5.1 (HATS)
user interface modernization solution that offers a low risk and low
cost approach to Web- or Service-enable existing green screen
applications including native support of iPhones and iPod touch mobile
devices. HATS provides a quick and easy to use solution that can
provide immediate business value by providing self-serve access to
applications and data, IBM officials said.