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Language-oriented Development Environments (Mainframe, Mini and Midrange)

Typically, these are development environments for code targeted for deployment on mainframe or midrange platforms built on a compiler and a language, such as COBOL, C/C++, FORTRAN, Ada and PASCAL, among others. Language-oriented development environments generally include GUI builders, debuggers, editors and other utilities that are integrated into the environment. This market also includes proprietary 4GL language tools. It excludes products specifically targeted at deploying to either Java or .NET.

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