Metrixware announces Cobos 2.3 availability

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Metrixware announces the availability of Cobos 2.3, its COBOL development workshop for Eclipse.

To date, Cobos is the most advanced Eclipse COBOL IDE for Mainframes. Much more profitable on the technical and financial matters, Cobos 2.3 allows productivity gains as well as developer desktop modernization without any impact on mainframe type infrastructures.

This new version brings 3 major innovations:

  • Local program edition and compilation without any software installation on the Mainframe thanks to the new FTP access mode.
  • REXX scripts user execution directly on the desktop, thus opening the solution to powerful extensions.
  • Integration of the Open Source COBOL-IT professional compiler, ensuring high level syntax check.

A must-have, user needs aware, Eclipse COBOL workshop

With the obvious benefits the Eclipse platform has brought to Java technologies, using a COBOL workshop on Eclipse becomes de facto unavoidable. With Cobos 2.3, the developers are equipped with agile and modern productivity tools, which are perfectly integrated to Mainframes and have no impact on the existing infrastructure. Produced in tight collaboration with users, Cobos provides a neat and intuitive graphical interface, which enables a very fast user acceptance.

A financially beneficial professional solution

“With the direct and transparent access to the Mainframes, we keep providing to our customers the most simple and powerful available on the market; a solution always easier to install and use, emphasizing adaptability, openness and development industrialization. Our close collaboration with the COBOL-IT development team confirms our ability to integrate in the Cobos base other market participants’ functionalities.” says Julie Dumortier, President and CEO of Metrixware.


Metrixware provides IT organizations with Software Platforms, enabling them to enhance productivity, maturity and monitoring of their Mainframe & J2EE developments. Metrixware’s expertise and technologies help CIOs to make their applications a business advantage, by making them more agile, reliable and powerful. Cobos is interesting from a technical and financial point of view, compared with existing commercial Mainframe solutions.
Cobos is the most advanced open source COBOL IDE dedicated to Mainframe application development. Based on Eclipse, it combines the best of both worlds by capitalizing on the open source community innovation and on Mainframe best practices.

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