PowerCOBOL Migration - Now with Web options as well as WinForms! It's here...!!!
- This is the NEW migrated PRIMA Web Site!
This Web Site had to be migrated to a new Host after the untimely death
of our previous ISP. We have taken the opportunity to revise and improve many aspects
of it, but some areas are still under construction and this will continue for some
We welcome feedback and please click here to make any comments you may have.
- The major PRIMA Migration Tools, MigTSet and PC2N have been updated and enhanced!
MigTSet gets you from legacy COBOL to OO COBOL (in accordance with best practice for the Network),
analyzes your indexed files and creates one or more optimized Relational Database(s) [RDB] in 3NF,
writes load programs to move your flat file data to the new database, generates a separate Data
Access Layer that can be used by ANY modern Programming Language (including OO COBOL), then scans
your existing Legacy codebase and refactors all the indexed file access into method invokes of
the new DAL. This is all FULLY AUTOMATIC and you do not have to write ANY code!
To see it in action take the 5 cent tour (video 0), click here!
PC2N (PowerCOBOL2NET) is the tool that moves PowerCOBOL into .Net. Your existing PowerCOBOL sheets
are analyzed and an equivalent Windows Form is created. The scriptlets that drive the sheet are extracted from the PowerCOBOL Project and refactored
into a single OO COBOL class that works as code-behind for the new Windows Form. The Tool automatically wires up the events on the new Form to invoke
methods of the new OO COBOL code-behind Class (each former scriptlet is now a method of this class) and automatically ensures that the new
Windows Form behaves exactly as the old PowerCOBOL sheet did.
For more information, click here!
To see and compare the results of PowerCOBOL migration to .Net, click here!
The problem of migrating PowerCOBOL forms and scriptlets to standard Windows .Net, has been
addressed and the new tool is available. See the Box below....
All of the previous "pre-release" information is now superseded and a complete set of new videos will be released during the coming months.
IF YOU USE POWERCOBOL YOU SHOULD CHECK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MODERNIZING IT!
(The PowerCOBOL Migration Tool (PCOB2NET) can AUTOMATICALLY take your PowerCOBOL Projects and turn them into Windows Forms which run in .Net, OR
into ASP.NET Web Forms that run on your web server. ALL of your existing COBOL Scriptlets are salvaged and refactored into full COBOL code-behinds that drive the new Forms.
You can also mix code in other languages with the COBOL, or replace the COBOL if you want to.
- This PRIMA Web Site is being refurbished and there will be ongoing changes to it.The web site is a COBOL friendly place for developers, analysts, and IT management. It has been secured using the https: protocol, there is NO advertising, NO permanent cookies, NO tracking of your browsing, NO attempt to acquire you or your address as a marketing resource, and you can remove yourself from our registration database any time you want to.
The PRIMA side of the site is aimed at raising awareness of our company and our products, while the COBOL21 side of the site is intended as a place for people who may be dealing with COBOL, to get tips and information and to meet and share thoughts. Check out the Lounge, which has a Blog and a Bar where you can chat.
- Remote Application Validation (RAV) has been integrated into all our package products. If you develop software for sale to others you should take a look at RAV as a product to protect and monitor the use of your software. It is deployed all over the world and has never failed.
- The option to generate Data Access Layer objects in C# and LINQ has been developed and tested. This functionality is available as a separate tool and can be purchased as an option with the Toolset.
This layer uses exactly the same interface as the existing COBOL/ESQL objects and can be invoked from COBOL or any other language that supports the Component Object Model (COM).
Using LINQ removes the requirement for COBOL to access RDBs with ODBC and tests have shown the LINQ DAL objects perform up to 5 times faster than the ESQL objects. You can try it for yourself; details here...
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