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The Perfect Way to Better Software:
Automated Software Analysis, Development, Migration and Modernisation

We support you with profound know-how, tailor-made solutions and intelligent software tools in the realisation of your projects.

We accompany you through all phases from consulting, analysis and engineering to implementation and subsequent maintenance in the areas of modernisation, integration, migration, transformation, porting and software architecture.

From RDW’s point of view, Delta is a highly dedicated company with an even higher level of expertise. We have done business with a lot of companies but this is the first time I can, without holding back, truly recommend one: Delta has proven that it is a reliable and trustworthy partner. 
Gerard Doll, Manager ICT, RDW, The Netherlands

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Delta NewsletterDear Reader,

When the existing doesn't really fit anymore and thwarts new development, the call for "We'll make everything new with ..." is quickly heard. But, it is worth taking a closer look: Why should everything be redone if the basic functionality of the applications has proven its worth and does not change? What exactly is bothering you? And can the desired goals perhaps be achieved much faster with a targeted modernisation?

Instead of making everything new, the insurance group Provinzial Rheinland decided to migrate their proven applications from IBM IMS/DB to Db2 in cooperation with Delta. They thus created future security and, above all, freedom for new development much faster than with a re-implementation of the existing functionality. Read more in our report.

And thinking even further: Can targeted modernisation become part of the normal development process? At the workshop "Software Reengineering & Evolution" of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik - GI), we presented a sustainable solution and its practical utilisation by a customer. Read the detailed article about the "Washing Machine that Automatically Cleans up Technical Debts".

We have also provided a new version of our generative development system Delta ADS for you.

We wish you an insightful read and look forward to your enquiries and feedback.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

 

Provinzial realizes complete migration from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2 with DeltaProvinzial realizes complete migration from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2 with Delta

"The Delta solution has its advantages in two points that are particularly important to us: Due to the complete automation of the transformation, the ongoing development of the system, as requested by the business, was uninterrupted during the entire project. Due to the in-place migration and a parallel operation concept, we achieved absolute security and quality during the migration. The guaranteed operational “smoothness” in the project, despite the complex modernization, is certainly a unique feature of the solution."
Stephan Kaiser, Program ‘sponsor’ Provinzial.

Furthermore, how did Provinzial and Delta overcome the hurdles of the paradigm change without changing the application logic or compromising performance?

Read here the Success-Story:

 

24th GI Workshop 24th GI Workshop "Software-Reengineering & Evolution"

Dr. Daniela Schilling presented a concept and the solution as well as its utilisation by Delta's client RDW in order to make applications quickly and safely fit for the future at the 24th Software Reengineering & Evolution workshop of the German Informatics Society's (GI) special interest group on Software Reengineering (SRE):

"A Washing Machine for Software - Automated Clean-up of Technical Debts"

What does a sustainable strategy for eliminating technical debts look like?
RDW has been developing and maintaining its core backend applications for more than 30 years. The applications run reliably, but over time technical debts have accumulated, making maintenance and further development difficult. RDW and Delta have jointly developed a sustainable solution to this problem: A washing machine that automatically cleans the software from the technical debts.

Read here how to get your software cleaned up:

 

Support Information: New Product Version of Delta ADS availableSupport Information: New Product Version of Delta ADS available

We have released a new version of our generative development system Delta ADS for COBOL. With the release 6.5.1 a new optimisation option for the code generation has been implemented:
Using the option OPT-L, you can have the control code for iterations be optimised.

Do you already know the option OPT-O?
Using this option will optimise the generation of control statement and thus will minimises the generation of GOTOs.

You will find further information on new functions and corrections in the respective release notes in the support area of our website ...

 

 

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  • Provinzial realizes complete migration from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2 with Delta
  • 24th GI Workshop "Software-Reengineering & Evolution"
  • Support Information: New Product Version of Delta ADS available
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Delta NewsletterDear Reader,

In time – in budget - in scope! This is exactly how projects should be completed.

Find out how Gothaer Systems managed to do this in cooperation with us on a major modernisation project as part of their "Smarter Mainframe" strategy in our first article.

Yes, many things can be done online! But some things are better when you can sit down together face-to-face. And it's just nice to be able to meet you in person again. For example, we reported live at the SVA Mainframe Dayz about the very successful complete replacement of the data management system at Gothaer, one of the largest German insurance companies. The documents are available for you.

We also present the new release of ADS on Eclipse.

And speaking of knowledge transfer: reserve your place in our training courses now.

We wish you lots of ideas for preparing your applications for the future and we are looking forward to your enquiries.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

 

IMS Replacement: In Time – In Budget – In ScopeIMS Replacement: In Time – In Budget – In Scope

Gothaer Systems migrates its IBM IMS Databases to IBM Db2 together with Delta Software Technology.

IMS Replacement: In Time – In Budget – In ScopeAutomatically migrating from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2 was Gothaer Systems' task. The goal of operating only one database system on the mainframe brought Gothaer Systems and Delta Software Technology together. Delta offered the solution of know-how, suitable tools and services for this task. By building a tailor-made factory with the AMELIO Modernization Platform, the necessary steps for the transformation could be implemented automated, well calculated and at low risk.

“By migrating from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2 together with Delta, we have successfully mastered the next big step in the ‘Smarter Mainframe’ project.”
Burkhard Oppenberg, CIO, Gothaer Systems

Read here the Success-Story:

 

SVA Mainframe Dayz 2022SVA Mainframe Dayz 2022

From March 9th to 10th, 2022 we were at the SVA Mainframe Dayz 2022 in Wiesbaden, Germany!

Delta Software Technology were present with a booth and presentation. On March 9th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Daniela Schilling:

"Successful Automatic Database Migration at Gothaer: In Time - In Budget - In Scope"

You could not attended?
Here you can find the presentation slides:

 

New: ADS on Eclipse Release 8New: ADS on Eclipse Release 8

ADS on Eclipse is Delta's modern integrated development environment (IDE) for the efficient development and maintenance of COBOL and PL/I applications with Delta ADS.

The new ADS on Eclipse Release 8 is available now. It offers various innovations that, among other things, significantly simplify administrative tasks, as well as support for new system versions.

Learn more about the new ADS on Eclipse Release 8 here:

 

Support information: New Product Versions availableSupport information: New Product Versions available

Today we have released new versions of the following products:

  • ADS for COBOL & PL/I (6.5.0)
  • ADS on Eclipse (8.0.0)
  • Generator Engine (6.5.3)
  • License Management (3.0.0)

You can find more information about new features and fixes in the release notes at the support area of our website ...

 

New Delta Training Courses: Register NowNew Delta Training Courses: Register Now

Anyone using tools to automate software development needs in-depth knowledge of the methods, modes of operation, and capabilities of the tools. And not just "in principle", but in relation to the concrete environment and task.

Our training courses and workshops help you to use Delta tools efficiently and to optimise the development of your applications: Practice-oriented and taking into account your main areas of interest.

ADS Basics - ADS for Administrators - ADS Refresher - ADS on Eclipse - ADS What's new

Contact us to discuss your requirements for a customised training.

Learn more about our trainings and workshops ...

 

 

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  • IMS Replacement at Gothaer: In Time – In Budget – In Scope
  • SVA Mainframe Dayz 2022
  • New: ADS on Eclipse Release 8
  • Support information: New Product Versions available
  • New Delta Training Courses: Register Now
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ADS on EclipseADS on Eclipse is Delta’s modern, integrated development environment (IDE) for the efficient development and maintenance of COBOL and PL/I applications written with Delta ADS.

The new ADS on Eclipse Release 8 is available now. It offers improved functionality for the development and maintenance of applications written with Delta ADS.

ADS on Eclipse

ADS on Eclipse supports your development teams with specialised features that enables them to deliver new functionality to your business users faster and with better quality.

  • Different perspectives to display the corresponding areas and views in the IDE
  • Modern editor with intelligent editing and debugging functions such as automatic syntax check, chroma coding, code completion and templates, outline views, bookmarking, code folding, documentation and much more
  • Direct integration of the application generators, so that dependencies and build precedence are checked
  • Post-generation debugger for step-by-step tracking and testing of the generating process with direct switching between code editing and debugger.
  • And more …

ADS on EclipseWorking with ADS on Eclipse improves the understanding of Your applications as the generators provide additional information about the application components.

Furthermore, ADS on Eclipse enables the seamless integration of application development with Delta ADS into the entire development process.

New in Release 8 for ADS on Eclipse

Release 8 is now available for ADS on Eclipse. It contains numerous innovations.

  • Configuration and deployment: Improved handling of configuration and deployment of the installations.
    Companies increasingly use central deployment software to automate the provisioning of workstations. This gives them security and simplifies administration and support through uniformly designed work environments.
    ADS on Eclipse Release 8 now help to significantly reduce the administrative effort, especially in larger installations when using central deployment software.
  • Eclipse Release 2022-03: With Release 8, ADS on Eclipse now supports Eclipse Release 2022-03, making ADS on Eclipse available for Eclipse Releases 2019-12 up to and including 2022-03.
  • Java 17: With Release 8, ADS on Eclipse now also supports Java 17, making ADS on Eclipse available for Java Long-term Support (LTS) Releases 11 and 17.

ADS on EclipseFor more information, see the release notes for ADS on Eclipse Release 8.

What else …

The integrated development system Delta IDS is not only available in the variant ADS on Eclipse, but also for other systems such as Visual Studio, Micro Focus EDz, IBM IDz, LzLabs LzWorkbench.

We will soon provide ADS on Visual Studio for Visual Studio 2022.

ADS on Eclipse for you

You too can benefit from the power of ADS on Eclipse. Work with the new ADS on Eclipse to provide your business users with new functions faster and with better quality.

We would be pleased to help you, please get in touch with us.

 


The Best Environment for Your Application Development

Delta ADS for COBOL & PL/IInnovating, implementing better solutions, finding errors faster, getting more value out of what you have:
All this requires a working environment that supports you in your daily work and that you feel comfortable with.

Do you or your teams develop applications with Delta ADS? In COBOL? In PL/I?

We would like to know from you which development environment do you prefer?
Umfrage: Ihre bevorzugte Umgebung für Delta ADSWhich one do you use and which one would you like?

Thank you for participating in our quick survey.

 

 

 

 

Delta NewsletterDear Reader,

Almost 50 years ago, the computer scientist Dr. Reinhold Thurner presented the first ideas for the automation of application development using software generators. This resulted in one of the most successful tools for the generative development of COBOL and PL/I applications: Delta ADS. We're proud to be celebrating Delta ADS's 45th anniversary this year.

The fact that ideas, concepts, tools and applications often prove themselves sustainable much longer than expected not only applies for Delta ADS. Many large, complex and mission-critical applications that have grown over decades constitute the core of our customers' successful business operations.

Find out today how you can automatically recover the knowledge about these applications with AMELIO Logic Discovery.

At the SVA Mainframe Days, we recently presented how technologies in such complex applications can be replaced automatically and in parallel with ongoing operations.

We are curious: What is your dream environment for ADS, COBOL and PL/I?

We hope you enjoy reading,

Your Delta Software Technology Team

 

45 Years Delta ADS45 Years Delta ADS

Delta ADS celebrates its 45th anniversary!

"I am pleased that after almost 50 years, Delta ADS
is still being used successfully for the development
and migration of large and complex applications."

says Dr. Reinhold Thurner, the "father of Delta ADS".

We have summarized for you how Delta ADS has evolved over the past 45 years, why it has been and still is so successfull. Find out what advantages Delta ADS offers you for your future application development.

 

AMELIO Logic Discovery - 'Nicholas'-ReleaseAMELIO Logic Discovery - 'Nicholas'-Release

On 06.12.2021 we have released a new release of AMELIO Logic Discovery.

The new query technology expands the KnowledgeBase perspective and provides you with exactly the modules that are relevant for your task. In addition to the ready-made queries, you can now easily define your own queries with the query builder.

Do you want to (re)understand your applications, carry out a migration or modernization project? Or free your applications from technical debt?

AMELIO Logic Discovery helps you and automatically provides you with all the information you need. Try it out ...

 

SVA Mainframe Dayz 2021SVA Mainframe Dayz 2021

Delta Software Technology participated at the SVA Mainframe Dayz digITall with the presentation "Application modernization according to your wishes, parallel to ongoing operation". Dr. Daniela Schilling exemplified a large-scale mainframe project to show how you can safely and reliably carry out a complex modernization of your applications in parallel with ongoing operations.

You could not attend?
Here you can find the presentation slides and watch the recording:

 

The Best Environment for Your Application DevelopmentThe Best Environment for Your Application Development

Innovating, implementing better solutions, finding errors faster, getting more value out of what you have: All this requires a working environment that supports you in your daily work and that you feel comfortable with.

Do you or your teams develop applications with Delta ADS? In COBOL? In PL/I?

We would like to know from you which development environment do you prefer?
Which one do you use and which one would you like?

Thank you for participating in our quick survey.

 

 

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  • SVA Mainframe Dayz 2021
  • The Best Environment for Your Application Development
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Support InformationWe have released new versions of the following products:

  • AMELIO Logic Discovery 2.1.1
  • ADS for COBOL 6.4.4 - for all platforms
  • ADS on Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 7.2.0
  • ADS on Eclipse 7.2.0
  • Generator Engine 6.5.2 for IBM z/OS; Windows, Linux, ...

AMELIO Logic DiscoveryAMELIO Logic Discovery: Better overview faster with new perspectives

Benefit from the new features: Besides the proven perspectives, the new release AMELIO Logic Discovery 2.1 now provides two further perspectives (KnowledgeBase and CallTree) that helps you to (re)gain the knowledge about your applications. Furthermore, we have created the possibility of annotating each artifact in order to secure knowledge and to further facilitate the work in the team.
Do you also want to re-understand your application, remove technical debts like our customer RDW or modernize like the IT service provider msg systems and do you look for a secure way to achieve your goal? Then get in touch with us, we will be happy to show you, using your examples, how you can easily understand your applications and modernize them securely with AMELIO.

Delta ADS on Micro Focus Enterprise DeveloperDelta ADS on Micro Focus Enterprise Developer: Final release available now

With ADS on Micro Focus Enterprise Developer you can standardize your working environments for the application development. ADS on Micro Focus ED integrates all ADS tools seamlessly into your individual development environment.

For this purpose, a suitable function package was created for the Application Workbench Manager (AWM), which helps with the generation on the host and supports the local generation with access to host datasets, e.g. via FTPS.
Micro Focus

Delta ADS on Eclipse: Offers even more

ADS on EclipseADS on Eclipse has been extended with various convenience functions: The ADS XREF view now provides additional information on the generations and the post-generation debugger can be called directly from there. In addition, there is support for the ftp and ftps protocol in search paths.

Besides the development environments mentioned above, the plug-in is also available for other Eclipse-based development environments and for Microsoft Visual Studio.

Further information

Our customers can find detailed information on new functions and corrections in the release notes in the support area of our website.
Request information and updates directly. The list of our current product versions can be found here.

Delta NewsletterDear Reader,

When you think about modernising your central IT applications, do you already have a solution for the following problems:

  • How can technical debts be safely eliminated or how can you modernise your applications without accumulating new technical debts?
  • How do you get a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the current implementation of the applications?

Read on to learn about how your colleagues in other companies solve these problems.

We also have new versions of our products AMELIO Logic Discovery and ADS. Plan the update of your installation with us now.

We wish you an inspiring read.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

 

Large Financial Service Provider Succeeds in Secure Platform Change with AMELIOLarge Financial Service Provider Succeeds in Secure Platform Change with AMELIO

Away from the Mainframe at the Push of a Button: Delta’s AMELIO Modernization Platform Enables Large Building Society to Replace Platforms Securely

A leading building society consolidates its platforms and has therefore replaced their IBM mainframe with Red Hat Linux.

The migration of the central, strongly interconnected applications with more than 4,500 programs and over 1,000 DB2 tables, involved particular risks: parallel changes and further development, performance in the new environment, ...

Find out here how this challenge was mastered:

 

RDW uses AMELIO Logic Discovery for decision-makingRDW uses AMELIO Logic Discovery for decision-making

Existing applications have accumulated a lot of technical debt over the years. Removing it could speed up maintenance significantly. In reality the task of improve the software by removing the obsolete parts is seldom performed. The risk of introducing errors and the cost of testing is the biggest reason for not doing anything.

Find out how RDW efficiently reduces technical debt ...

 

Understanding Applications: Finding instead of SearchingUnderstanding Applications: Finding instead of Searching

AMELIO Logic Discovery helps you to (re) understand your large and complex COBOL, PL/I and ADS applications.

The two new perspectives “KnowledgeBase” and “CallTree” speeds up this process.

Further information about AMELIO Logic Discovery you can find here:

 

Support Information: New product versions availableSupport Information: New Product Versions available

We have released new versions of the following products:

  • AMELIO Logic Discovery 2.1.1
  • ADS for COBOL 6.4.4 - for all Platforms
  • ADS on Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 7.2.0
  • ADS on Eclipse 7.2.0
  • Generator Engine 6.5.2 for IBM z/OS; Windows, Linux, ...

You can find more information about new features and fixes here:

 

 

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  • RDW uses AMELIO Logic Discovery for decision-making
  • Understanding Applications: Finding instead of Searching
  • Support Information: New Product Versions available
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