Language Migrations

Challenges

Amongst the hundreds of programming languages developed over the last 50 years, a large number are now obsolete, neglected and abandoned, leaving few alternatives to IT departments. With the technological innovations of Refine®, automatic language translation has become the most inexpensive and reliable solution for eliminating the risks and costs associated with maintaining an obsolete language.

 

Solution

In order to reduce costs, risks and deadlines, the Refine® translators guarantee:
 

  • extremely high level of automation (100%)
  • accuracy between 10-4 and 10-5 (measured by the rate of anomalies injected by the translator)
  • maintainability in accordance with the requirements of teams in charge of future maintenance
  • non-deteriorated, or even improved response times such that the operation remains transparent for users

Languages

Programming languages

Cobol, NATURAL, PL1, RPL, ASSEMBLER, MANTIS, ABAP, ADS, IDEAL…

Generation languages

COOLGEN, CSP, DELTA, PACBASE, PROTEE, VAGEN...

Script languages

CLIST, DCL, ECL, GCL, JCL, PROC, REXX, TACL, T-REXX...

Query languages

BETTER, EASYTRIEVE, ENFORM, IQS, SAS, …

Data languages

ADABAS, DATACOM, DMSII, IDMS, IDSII, IMAGE, IMS/DB, SQL...

Presentation languages

BMS, FORMS, PRE-FORMS, RITE, SCREEN-COBOL, VIP, VPLUS...


Refine® automatically migrates to many target languages like: C, C++, COBOL, EGL (IBM 4GL based on Eclipse), JAVA, XML, …


Benefits

  • The automation and scalability, combined with the high degree of Refine® translator precision, considerably reduces the risks and complexity of our translation projects
  • Extreme industrialization of translations allows quality and proper deadline management

At the end of a translation project, processes and tools used for the project can be kept by clients to improve future tests, project management and maintenance.

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