Simple, Safe & Effective COBOL to Java / C#

WANG COBOL to Java / C# Migration

WANG dialect of COBOL is fairly close to ANSI COBOL 74/85 Standards.
The main differences is the extensions to COBOL language, Screens definitions Database and API. SoftwareMining has gained expereince in migrating Wang COBOL to java in several small projects.

WANG Screens Definition

WANG Screens definitions are typically defined in external files. WANG COBOL screens tend to be used within Conversational programs, designed for a "client-server" type deployment. SoftwareMining converts such Conversational applications to a Application-Server architecture. The screen definitions are tranlated to XML/XSLT architecture which works with an Web-Server, to produce HTML screens at run-time. Although in HTML, The translated screens would still have a "green-screen" look and feel. As a part of an application modernization project, many sites redesign the screens to benefit from a new look and feel.

WANG COBOL to Java/C# Migration Project Phases

The Migration of COBOL applications to Java or C# involves:
  • Asset Management: Identify all the artefacts required for translation .
  • Translate to target language
  • Database and Data Migration
  • Migrate JCL
  • Create and Populate of Test Database
  • System acceptance testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • (Optional): Other Improvements: Screen Redesign, SOA Integration, Cloud Deployments, Coding Improvements and clean up

Comparing COBOL to translated code

Comparison of Converted code: COBOL to Java
Comparison of Converted code: COBOL to C#
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