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Newsletter - October 2023
Today we have put together a bunch of news for you:
First of all, we would like to invite you to our free webinar on the successful and secure replacement of IBM IMS DB. You can ask your questions directly to the experts of two large companies.
Furthermore, we facilitate the smooth integration of your Delta ADS applications into your Java runtime environment with the help of the generation for the Java target system P3/COBOL provided by EasiRun Europe.
To learn how you can seamlessly integrate your Delta ADS development into a modern development environment, read the field report from YOUPLUS, one of the fastest growing insurance companies.
We also have some product updates for you.
Last but not least, we would like to invite you to participate and to submit your topics for the workshop "Software Reengineering and Evolution".
Register now for our webinar and feel free to forward this invitation and this newsletter to interested colleagues!
We look forward to a lively exchange with you!
Your Delta Software Technology Team
- Webinar IBM IMS/DB Replacement: Exchanging Experiences with Gothaer and Provinzial
- Coming Soon: Delta ADS - Generation for the Java Target System P3/COBOL
- YOUPLUS Unifies its Development Environment and Updates Delta ADS
- Support Information: New Product Updates Available
- Software Reengineering & Evolution: Benefit from the Direct Exchange between Practice and Research
Open Newsletter: https://delta-software.com/link.php?en=6356
Coming Soon: Delta ADS – Generation for the Java Target System P3/COBOL
Existing IT applications are often a company's most valuable software assets, setting it apart from its competitors. One of today's greatest challenges is therefore to expand a company's technology base without having to give up decades of valuable development work.
So how do you bring your COBOL applications generated with Delta ADS into the modern world quickly and securely? It's simple! To make it easier for you to integrate your Delta ADS applications into your Java environment, Delta Software Technology will make the Delta ADS development system available for the EasiRun P3/COBOL compiler.
Integrate your Delta ADS applications easily into your Java environment:
Software Reengineering & Evolution: Benefit from the Direct Exchange between Practice and Research
"Software Reengineering and Evolution" is an evergreen in software development. However, new technologies and possibilities in the area of development lead to ever new challenges in dealing with the existing software.
The expert group Software Reengineering and Evolution (SRE) within the "Gesellschaft für Informatik" (GI) – the German-speaking professional society for computer science – offers compelling lectures and discussions on challenges and solutions, tool demos and much more.
Take advantage of the opportunity for direct professional exchange and networking. Participation is open to all. All details about the workshop "Software Reengineering and Evolution" (WSRE) can be found here:
Support Information: New Product Updates Available
We have implemented your suggestions and further improved our products. The following product releases are now available for you:
Delta ADS 6 for COBOL (6.6.3)
In the new release Delta ADS 6.6.3, we have implemented a number of corrections and, above all, improvements in the Post-Generation Debugger. With the Post-Generation Debugger, you can significantly accelerate the maintenance of your Delta ADS applications by quickly and accurately following the generation process.
We have also implemented further improvements in the area of generating Data Access Servers for the object-based database integration (Delta DBI).
Delta ADS 6.6.3 is now available for all platforms.
AMELIO Logic Discovery (2.4.1)
In the new release of AMELIO Logic Discovery 2.4.1 we have, besides some corrections, further optimised the navigation. With our innovative analysis tool for COBOL, PL/I and Delta ADS applications, you can now find the relevant knowledge and the corresponding locations in the code even faster.
Benefit from the Improvements Now
Simply request the new product releases now directly here.
Curious? Get to Know our AMELIO Product Family!
You don't know AMELIO yet? We would be happy to introduce you to our innovative tools for the automated software evolution:
- AMELIO Logic Discovery for easy (re-)understanding.
- AMELIO CleanUp - our Washing Machine for agile cleanup
- AMELIO Modernization Platform for fully automated modernisation
See for yourself how you can make your backend applications fit for the future securely, perfectly fitting and in parallel with ongoing development.
Please send us a message via our website or call us at +49 (0) 2972 97 19-0.
Webinar IBM IMS/DB Replacement: Exchanging Experiences with Gothaer and Provinzial
Join us: We invite you for this short Webinar 25 October 2023 11:00 AM CET.
Probably you know all the good reasons to replace your IMS databases: cost reduction, impact of maintaining multiple database technologies in parallel, lack of flexibility, diminishing know-how and specialists, difficult connection with new technologies like Mobile Cloud etc.
The hurdles for replacing IMS-databases is huge and the applications are running smoothly. These, often mission critical, applications are big, complex and the documentation is in most cases not sufficient for the task ahead.
Delta Software Technology presents, a reliable solution:
"Automated and secure from IBM IMS/DB to Db2 with AMELIO Modernization Platform"
Dr. Daniela Schilling (CEO, Delta Software Technology GmbH)
- Followed by a Discussion and and sharing of experiences of two reference customers Gothaer Solutions GmbH and Provinzial Versicherung AG that will share with you their successful IMS/DB replacement.
Take the opportunity and ask your questions directly at companies that have successfully replaced IMS/DB already.
Register directly here:
YOUPLUS Unifies its Development Environment and Updates Delta ADS
A modern development environment was the goal for the software developers of YOUPLUS Assurance Schweiz AG. Together with Delta Software Technology, the previous development environment was replaced by ADS on Eclipse and at the same time the generator system Delta ADS for COBOL was updated.
The insurance company YOUPLUS (Lugano, Switzerland), one of the fastest growing insurance companies, successfully uses the generator system Delta ADS for COBOL & PL/I from Delta Software Technology for more than 30 years. At YOUPLUS, the ADS programs are developed and maintained on the PC and then generated exactly fitting in COBOL. The programs are then executed on IBM z/VSE.
In the first step, ADS was updated from an outdated version to the latest version. The development and generation processes of ADS programs were seamlessly integrated, with the help of ADS on Eclipse, into the customer’s development environment (OpenText / Micro Focus). Thus, YOUPLUS could be provided with a uniform and integrated solution.
Read now how easy the change to a modern developement environment can be:
Customer Day: 40 Years B+S Banksysteme
B+S Banksysteme AG celebrated its 40th anniversary in June with a Customer and Partner Day in Salzburg.
The event offered entertaining and informative presentations on the history of B+S as well as on current developments and projects.
During the breaks there was time for lively exchange exchange and inspiring conversations.
As provider of generative development tools, we have accompanied B+S from the very beginning. Together with B+S, we looked back on 40 years of trusting and profitable cooperation and ventured a look into our collabarative future: "From COBOL to JAVA - A Time Travel through 40 Years of Software Development"
Many thanks to B+S for the wonderful day and, above all, once again: Congratulations on Your Anniversary!
51st GSE AADLD
51st GSE AADLD meeting in Hannover on Sep. 12th 2023 and Delta will present it’s 'Software-Washing machine'.
"Agil cleaning of Applications – with the first Washing Machine for Software"
COBOL and PL/I applications are still doing their job reliably ‘til today. However, the longer the applications live, the more contaminants and technical debts accumulate in these applications, making them increasingly difficult to maintain and evolve and error-prone. It makes absolutely sense to clean up the applications in the run-up to modernization projects in order to avoid ongoing errors and significantly reduce costs.
We will use a customer example to show you how AMELIO CleanUp, the washing machine enables agile cleanup.
You can’t attend or you want to know more about this?
We’re pleased to send you the lecture slides or give you a online or onsite demo:
Newsletter - August 2023
Lions on the loose near Berlin? To avoid a summer slump that has to be filled with such stories, we have prepared some exciting summer reading for you. Find out today ...
- How you can (further) develop your ADS applications more efficiently and maintain them more easily with Delta IDS.
- How AMELIO Logic Discovery helps you to understand performance problems.
- How you can use our AMELIO Washing Machine to safely clean up your applications and free them from the ballast that has accumulated over years (or decades).
- Which ways of application modernisation were discussed quite controversially in the webinar "Legacy in Flux - Automatic Migration?" organised by itemis.
In addition, our colleague Hans Nickessen reports in his text series "Iceberg ahead" on his experiences in dealing with legacy applications. Read today how you can realise the added value of modernisation.
Please send us your questions and comments. We will be happy to provide you with further information.
Your Delta Software Technology Team
- Delta IDS - The Integrated Solution for the Efficient Development of Your Delta ADS Applications
- Understanding Performance Problems with AMELIO Logic Discovery
- Remove Your Technical Debts with AMELIO CleanUp
- Legacy Systems in Flux - Automatic Migration?
- Iceberg Ahead: Helmsman Get Us on Track
Open Newsletter: https://delta-software.com/link.php?en=6348
Iceberg Ahead: Helmsman get us on Track
Iceberg Ahead! Helmsman Get Us on Track or How to Realise the Added Value of Modernisation.
Modernising a legacy application to. e.g. save costs, minimise risks or replace old platforms or technologies? Yes! But ...
- ... which is the best way?
- ... how can risks be minimised?
- ... how can efforts for modernisation and testing be reduced?
- ... how can the productive implementation of the modernised application be simplified?
In his series "Iceberg ahead", our colleague Hans Nickessen describes his experiences in dealing with legacy applications.
Read in the current episode which possibilities there are to realise the added value of a modernisation.
"Iceberg Ahead!" Here is the 5th part of the series:
Iceberg Ahead: Helmsman get us on Track - Realizing the added value of a Modernization
Download Iceberg Ahead: Helmsman get us on Track - Realizing the added value of a Modernization
Here you will find the first parts of the text series "Iceberg Ahead!":
- "Hard to Port or Risk Minimization - Reducing costs through modernization" - (part 3):
- "Assessment or how to assess and minimize the Risk of a Change" - (part 3):
- "How you can successfully bring your COBOL or PL/I Applications into the Future without hitting an Iceberg" - (part 1) &
"Knowledge Transfer - Securing, Re-understanding, Optimizing and Passing on the Foundation" - (part 2):
Delta IDS - The Integrated Solution for the Efficient Development of Your Delta ADS Applications
Are you also tired of the hassle with multiple development environments?
Do you also wish for a uniform development environment and process control for the different programming languages?
Delta IDS is the modern integrated development environment (IDE) for the easy and efficient development and maintenance of your Delta ADS applications, which blends seamlessly into your existing working environment.
Use the features of Delta IDS
- to better understand applications,
- to easily streamline development processes,
- to deploy new application functionality faster and with better quality.
Click here to discover Delta IDS now: