ADS is one of the most successful IT application development systems ever released in the enterprise market. A sophisticated and comprehensive generator technology enables the tool-based creation of platform independent online applications and batch applications in COBOL and PL/I. ADS also contains extensive support for generating servers for object-based database integration.
The developer creates ADS programs with maintainable, logical language elements. Powerful generators connect the system neutral descriptions of the applications, formulated by the developer, with the specific code for the selected target platform, including operating system, compiler, database system and TP monitor.
ADS generates high performance applications in the native COBOL or PL/I code of the selected target platform. The generated code is compiled and linked in exactly the same way as a handwritten program. Once the code has been generated ADS is no longer involved – there is no interpretive runtime or such approaches with ADS. The native code approach means that all system management, debugging, testing, audit, security control and other system tools can be used with ADS applications.
This process of program assembly is reproducible at anytime. Maintenance and further development of the applications is performed at the logical level that is input to the generator. It is never necessary to modify any of the generated code.
SCOUT² Development Platform
The ADS development tools are integrated with the SCOUT² Development Platform. SCOUT² is the extensible development platform of choice for project teams using multiple platforms, toolsets and change control environments. SCOUT² allows you to improve the efficiency of your software development process by integrating your diverse range of tools and development platforms while remaining open for future requirements.
New: ADS on Eclipse
In summer 2012 we will release ADS on Eclipse. With ADS on Eclipse we now provide an Eclipse-based IDE for Delta’s successful generative development system for enterprise back-end applications in COBOL and PL/1.
The pre-release is already available now.