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Raincode Sets Industry Standard in Mainframe Migration with New Version of Cobol Compiler for .NET

Posted by Cécile Mouly on Jul 10, 2017 1:26:45 PM

 

When migrating Mainframe to .NET, reduce dependancy of COBOL & allow

cost-less new developments

 

 

At Microsoft Inspire, Raincode releases the community edition version 3.0 of its free to use COBOL Compiler: a major upgrade for this exceptional product downloaded over 11’000 times and counting. It is de facto the industry standard COBOL compiler when corporations migrate IBM mainframe legacy code to the .NET platform.

 

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Topics: Migration, COBOL, Microsoft

Raincode Updated Its Checker

Posted by Cécile Mouly on Jul 1, 2016 1:29:09 PM

 

We’ve upgraded to a new version of the Raincode Checker. In case you aren't familiar with it, this tool is used by our clients either during the development phase or as a continuous quality enforcement tool.

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Topics: Technical, COBOL

Presenting the Raincode Stack in Frankfurt

Posted by Cécile Mouly on Mar 11, 2016 4:12:00 PM
 
 
Last week, we had the opportunity to present the Raincode Stack in Frankfurt . You will see in the presentation below that we aimed to focus on the key issues of legacy modernization:
 
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Topics: .NET, Stack, COBOL, PL/I, event

Mainframe-Migration am 4. März in Frankfurt

Posted by admin raincode on Feb 12, 2016 8:49:34 AM

 

  • Halbtagesveranstaltung „Wechsel vom Großrechner zu einer modernen Serverplattform“
  • Commerzbank-Tochter mBank, Rechenzentrum der skandinavischen Banken und andere
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Topics: .NET, Stack, mainframe, COBOL, Deutsch

IT-Haus Mergilent Hat Mit Raincode von Cobol auf .Net Umgestellt

Posted by admin raincode on Feb 2, 2016 10:19:21 AM

 

Umstellung binnen sechs Wochen, Testphase 16 Wochen

 

Das australische Systemhaus Mergilent (www.mergilent.com) hat eine umfassende IBM-Großrechner­installation mit Hilfe des Raincode Cobol-Compilers vollständig auf eine moderne Serverplattform mit Microsoft .Net übertragen, teilt die Firma Raincode (www.raincode.com) mit. Laut Angaben hat Mergilent alle auf dem Markt verfügbaren Alternativen gründlich untersucht, bevor für das Rehosting die Entscheidung auf den Raincode-Compiler für Microsoft Windows fiel.

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Topics: .NET, videos, Rehosting, COBOL, Deutsch

Mergilent Successfully Rehosted Applications on .NET Platform with the Raincode COBOL Compiler

Posted by admin raincode on Feb 2, 2016 10:03:47 AM

Property Development Software provider, Mergilent, has migrated without support all its software modules to run on Microsoft .net environment using the Raincode COBOL compiler and its Visual Studio plug-in.

To migrate a software running on Mainframe, with CICS and VSAM, to a .NET environment with an SQL server database, Mergilent, an Australian Property Development Software provider evaluated the options on the market and after an extensive analysis opted for the Raincode Cobol Compiler for Windows. Mergilent rehosted the business logic in a .net environment, with all the front-end and back-end handling re-engineered and automatically generated by using in-house automated tools.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, Rehosting, COBOL

The Raincode Repository In Action

Posted by admin raincode on Jan 20, 2016 10:00:38 AM

 

How many CICS GETMAIN statements are there?
Which are the programs that access this SQL table in READ mode?
Which programs can be called when executing this transaction or this batch job?
How many procedures are there?
 How many lines of code are there in these procedures?

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Topics: .NET, Databases, videos, Stack, COBOL, PL/I

Dépendance des Entreprises aux Mainframes: Une Dette Technique ?

Posted by admin raincode on Jan 14, 2016 10:21:27 AM

 

Par Alex Huart, Chief Evangelist Officer chez Raincode

 

Durant plusieurs décennies, tout le monde s’est posé la question du divorce de l’entreprise avec son mainframe et son code legacy. La désillusion fut grande car il s’est avéré impossible de rompre trente ans de vie commune sans d’insupportables conséquences.

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Topics: .NET, Rehosting, Stack, mainframe, COBOL, PL/I, compilers

COBOL Rehosting: mBank Chooses Raincode

Posted by admin raincode on Dec 9, 2015 10:12:46 AM

 Brussels, December 2015

 

mBank chooses Raincode, the specialist of the mainframe migration, to rehost its mainframe COBOL applications to the .NET platform

 

mBank, the 3rd largest retail bank in Poland, runs a mainframe, together with a large customized system written in COBOL, using DB2 for the database. To reduce cost, improve flexibility and extend this systems’ lifetime, mBank started a rehosting project aimed at moving Accenture’s Altamira to Microsoft’s .NET platform.

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Topics: Raincode, .NET, Migration, Rehosting, Stack, COBOL, CICS

The Raincode Checker Meets the Visual Studio Plugin...

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 19, 2015 2:26:08 PM

... And it gives the best marriage ever!

Did you know 80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software goes to maintenance? Did you know that hardly any software is maintained for its whole life by the original author? Did you know that having code conventions allows engineers to understand new code more quickly and thoroughly? 

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Topics: .NET, videos, Visual Studio, COBOL, PL/I, compilers

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