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Tool suite enables mainframes to consume Web services

ClientSoft's new ServiceBuilder Web Services Consumption software give mainframes an appetite for Web services.

ClientSoft, a developer of legacy integration software for.NET, Java and Web services environments, announced that its ServiceBuilder Web Services Consumption (WsC) 2.0 product is available.

ServiceBuilder WsC is a suite of tools that enterprise developers can use to enable mainframe applications to consume Web services from service-oriented architectures (SOA).

Developers using a service-oriented architecture on a mainframe are able to publish mainframe transactions as Web services as well as consuming services from J2EE or .NET environments.

New features include a development environment integrated with Visual Studio 2005, integration with mainframe languages like COBOL, Natural, CA-IDEAL, ASSEMBLER, FORTRAN, and PL/1, automatic parsing of Web services into COBOL copybooks, generation of runtime infrastructure, generation of COBOL programs from copybooks and generation of JCL for compilation and testing of new COBOL programs.

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