Applications Integration Approaches

It has become common to have applications integration. The increasing availability of the standards, as well as tools alongside with the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), shows many signs of much simpler database and system integration than before. Presently, there are two approaches that are used for this, which have become very popular and they are the following: Point-to-Point integration  In this type of applications integration, there...

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The Contractor Silo Problem

Let’s suppose that you have a large system you’d like to redo for the web. You could get it translated, but you don’t want the likely performance and maintainability problems associated with wholesale line-by-line translation. In fact, you don’t even want the new system to look like the old one: you want slick graphics, customized and stylish menus, drop downs, radio buttons… the works. In other words, you want to...

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Micro Focus Cobol — New Options for Modernization of Mainframes

Micro Focus has recently come up with many new options meant to cut expenses and also to cut time, when it comes to building or just maintaining applications used by organizations; some of these options are Micro Focus Cobol, Micro Focus Server Express, Micro Focus DevPartner Studio, Micro Focus Silk4J and Micro Focus for Visual Studio. These options generally enable Java and other devs to modernize their mainframes, by offering a reliable...

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