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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

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

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

In Action: The Raincode Stress Tester

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 1, 2015 3:01:46 PM

 

When rehosting a CICS application, you want to ensure that the target platform delivers the required level of performance, in the form of acceptable response times for realistic number of simultaneous users operating similarly realistic workloads.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, CICS

The Illusion of the Vanilla Legacy Modernization

Posted by admin raincode on Sep 29, 2015 10:30:52 AM

 

Today, as large companies start to think to leave the mainframe, something occurs quite repeatedly: the illusion of a Vanilla Legacy modernization, or to put it in other terms: the piece-of-cake modernization. “Let’s just find a COBOL compiler and let’s roll on a modern platform”. As you already guessed, that’s not going to happen.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, Databases, SQLServer, CICS

The SQL Server Migration Assistant by Microsoft

Posted by admin raincode on Sep 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

Today, we decided to share with you a great tool made available by Microsoft: the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA).

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Topics: Raincode, .NET, Migration, SQLServer, Technical, whitepaper