For this 6th edition of “The People Behind”, Charlotte met with Lars, a key-player in the SDC mainframe migration, the new sales representative of Raincode in Northern Europe and friend of our's. Multiple profiles for this dynamic modernization specialist!
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?
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.
... 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?
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.
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.
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.