MANASYS Jazz Publications

This page indexes various publications about MANASYS Jazz, together with some related COBOL-related publications.


The Elephant in the Room

            We need software that takes aim at the real problem, complexity. Published Jan 24 2019

COBOL and the Enterprise Programming Paradigm

Think COBOL is obsolete? Read this and think again! Published 26th Feb 2019 (Author Jonathan Sayles).

MANASYS is a useful Design and Documentation Language

            Even without software to compile it, MANASYS has been used as a design language. Published October 12 2018

MANASYS and Micro Focus (Video, 3m)

Both MANASYS and Micro Focus modernize COBOL, but in different and complimentary ways. Published 17th April 2019


MANASYS generates the COBOL your good programmers would write, if they had the time. Published 1st June 2019

MANASYS Jazz Agile for COBOL

Productivity gains substantially reduce the need for writing COBOL directly, and foster an agile approach. Published 24th June 2019

Creating Test Data with MANASYS Jazz

Well-designed test data is a valuable system asset. Its easy to create with MANASYS Jazz. Published 24th July 2019

The Origins of MANASYS Jazz

The origins of MANASYS, and its design philosophy. Published 30th August 2019

Still the Best for High Volume Published 31st August 2019

This Planet Mainframe article by Reg HarbeckCOBOL: Still the Best for New High-Volume Applications After All These Years, documents what many of us older programmers already know. There are good reasons why COBOL is still around, and that 1.5 Billion lines of new COBOL are being written every year.

COBOL Will Outlive Us All Published 7th September 2019

Posts a link to an article by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Create CICS Web Services Quickly and Easily Published 29th November 2019

Ready-to-consume web services, hosted directly out of the mainframe, written by the people who understand the data, written in minutes.



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