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Meet the Raincode QIX, the CICS Emulator for Windows

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 18, 2015 3:51:10 PM

What will help you dealing with your CICS screens during a COBOL or a PL/I migration?

Let's meet the ideal companion of the PL/I and the COBOL compilers: the Raincode QIX, the CICS emulator. Raincode QIX completes perfectly the Legacy Compilers, when CICS comes into the picture. It supports PL/I, COBOL C# and any other .NET language.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, COBOL, CICS, PL/I

Legacy Compilers: More Than a Marketing Stunt!

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 17, 2015 10:07:01 AM

 

We present our COBOL and PL/I solutions as legacy compilers based on the premise that they will be used to compile existing code much more than newly written code.

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

Why is .NET the Target Platform of Choice for Rehosting Projects?

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 9, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Mainframe environments are made of numerous components, sub-systems, applications with varying levels of criticality, performance requirements, developed in different languages and by different programming teams over decades. Quite logically, parts of this complexity show in rehosting projects and in the target architecture.

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Topics: .NET, Stack, mainframe, COBOL, PL/I, Microsoft

The People Behind #4: A Whole  Career on Legacy Languages and Compilers

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 3, 2015 9:30:00 AM

 

For this 4th edition of the Raincode's newsletter, "The People Behind" introduces you to Jean-Eric Waroquier, whose career has been all about legacy languages, compilers and exciting challenges. And now, Raincode sums it all up!

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Topics: newsletter, Raincode, COBOL

The Raincode Sort, the DFSORT compatible sort utility

Posted by Charlotte Flemal on Oct 29, 2015 2:33:52 PM

 

Raincode Sort is the sorting component of the Raincode stack and a DFSORT compatible sort utility.

 

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Topics: videos, Stack, COBOL

A Quick Look at the Raincode Visual Studio Plugin

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 22, 2015 1:30:00 AM

 

The Raincode Visual Studio plugin allows you to develop COBOL or Pl/I programs within the comfort of the Visual Studio development environment.

 


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Topics: videos, Stack, Visual Studio, COBOL

How Much Does a Mainframe Cost?

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 19, 2015 11:05:00 AM

 

It has probably been many years since your company’s applications and data depend on a mainframe. Maybe thirty years, maybe even more? Have you ever evaluated how much this mainframe cost your organization, every year?

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Topics: Migration, Stack, mainframe, COBOL

New Raincode Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

Posted by Charlotte Flemal on Oct 16, 2015 11:56:02 AM

Release of the new for the free Raincode plugin for all versions of Visual Studio 2015

Raincode released a new plugin for Visual Studio 2015, the latest Microsoft Integrated Development Environment for .NET and Azure platforms. 

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Topics: .NET, Stack, COBOL, DB2

Why Is It So Difficult to Migrate Legacy Programs?

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 13, 2015 1:30:00 PM

 

Between the 70s and the 90s, almost all programmers used to develop the business logic in COBOL, assure the data persistence in DB2 and rely on CICS to process transactions. Therefore looking to migrate legacy COBOL is a dead end, you don’t have a set of COBOL programs, you have a complex set made of Cobol, CICS and DB2. 

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Topics: .NET, Migration, COBOL, CICS