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Your Legacy to Java

Benefits of Moving to Java

The benefits of moving to Java are many.  The process may seem arduous, and there is some initial outlay involved (although, over the life cycle, the savings are immense).  But delay only makes it more difficult to move, and delay also puts off harvesting the cost savings and other benefits that are available.  These other benefits include the ability to use modern tools and open-source frameworks, avoiding the effects of the dwindling pool of legacy developers, and the ability to readily put in place an enterprise architecture and implement a service oriented architecture (SOA) for the enterprise that allows ready sharing of data and services among applications.

When modernizing, ResQSoft Engineer can take diverse legacy languages – for example; COBOL, Oracle Forms, Powerbuilder, VB, and RPG – and modernize those systems to a common platform and program architecture.  Engineer can even be used to create multiple modernized systems as a single application, tied together with menus and shared code, if desired. And, we can give the new application a modern, mobile-ready User Interface with Angular, too.

Moving to the Java platform greatly enhances an organization’s ability to design and build an enterprise architecture that is service-based.  And in fact, most of today’s service oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives are implemented with Java, although there are organizations using .NET and SOAP for this purpose and there are also organizations who integrate their legacy systems rather than modernizing them.  In fact, this last alternative is the approach advocated by Software AG: keep the legacy systems running on legacy platforms, but make them accessible to new applications written in other languages by providing a service interface. Of course, that keeps you paying license fees for the legacy applications, too — something you will not have to do with us!

One of the great results of moving to Java is that, if done safely and in a disciplined way, what happens is that the IT department is no longer mired in maintenance and can respond to requests for enhancements and new applications that it could not handle before. As a result, they become more productive and efficient!

ResQSoft® Engineer Teaches Java

You can buy Java training, and there are a lot of free resources on the Internet for learning Java, too.  But, one thing we’ve learned is that if the training is not followed naturally and promptly by real work assignments, it’s not going to be as effective as it could be. Be sure your training delivery coincides with starting the actual work. And remember, there is no better training opportunity than having your familiar functionality re-engineered correctly to properly structured Java!

Partnering with us, your programmers do not have to go from the kind of trivial programs that instructors use in classes to a full bore development effort where the architectural choices may be far from clear.  With Engineer, the structure of the application is put fully in place, automatically. Thus, maintenance becomes easy; mostly adding Java methods (functions) to the existing code. And, we will teach your programmer techniques that we have used to successfully help customers learn Java and most likely pass the certification exam. Many developers view getting certified as a sign of recognition, and a career enhancing move, both.

ResQSoft® Will Help You Modernize to Java

In the ’70s and ’80s, we did not believe that we were writing legacy systems when we developed large business applications in COBOL.  Yet, that’s what happened.  So, how do you avoid creating another such situation?  What happens in six years if, the modernization language you choose today becomes unsupported and some new language is the new platform of choice? Well, if you modernize with Engineer, you will save dramatically on making further platform changes, because your code is properly structured and completely standardized – and chances are we will support the new platform and can re-generate the bulk of your code to fit.

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements, and how ResQSoft® Engineer and our staff of experienced software engineers can migrate your system to the Web – the right way.