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Newsletter - February 2023
Full of energy, we are starting this new year! Finally, we can meet you again in person: at events and at your company. We very much hope to see you at SVA Mainframe Dayz and at the GSE Technical University. Look forward to the presentation of our washing machine for software.
In the text series "Iceberg ahead", our colleague Hans Nickessen describes his experiences in dealing with legacy applications. Read in the current episode how the modernisation of legacy applications helps to reduce costs and risks.
We also have some product updates, new training dates and, of course, the highlights from 2022 for you.
We hope you enjoy reading and we are looking forward to a lively exchange.
Your Delta Software Technology Team
- Support Information: New Product Versions available
- Let's meet Delta
- Iceberg Ahead: Hard to Port or Risk Minimization
- New Delta Training Courses: Register Now
- Our Highlights in 2022
Open Newsletter: https://delta-software.com/link.php?en=6342
Iceberg Ahead: Hard to Port or Risk Minimization
Modernization of COBOL or PL/I applications
Changing large, productive IT applications is associated with high costs, risks and an enormous amount of time. The race in the areas of agility, adaptability, and the adoption of new requirements is becoming increasingly difficult. The costs for the maintenance and further development of the application are increasing. The productive lifetime of business functions is often measured in decades. Technologies, on the other hand, have a much shorter lifespan. For such transformation projects, you therefore need flexible tools that change your applications in a targeted manner - without endangering functionality and thus the important day-to-day business.
Our colleague Hans Nickessen reports in his text "Hard to Port or Risk Minimization" about how modernization contributes to cost reduction.
"Iceberg Ahead!" Here is the 4th part of the series:
Hard to Port or Risk Minimization - Reducing costs through modernization
Download Iceberg Ahead: Hard to Port or Risk Minimization - Reducing costs through modernization
Here you will find the first parts of the text series "Iceberg Ahead!":
- "Iceberg ahead: 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):
Support Information: New Product Versions available
We have released new versions for the following products:
- Delta ADS for COBOL (6.6.0)
- PostgreSQL - New Target for ADS 6 for COBOL
- ADS on Eclipse (8.1.1)
- ADS on Micro Focus (8.1.1)
In this new release, we have implemented new functions and some changes. The generation has been further optimised.
PostgreSQL - New Target for ADS 6 for COBOL
Do you rely on PostgreSQL?
With Delta ADS release 6.6.0 we now offer you for this database system a new target for the generation of data services.
With this new release you can now also define your own targets. The storage of the generation artefacts becomes more flexible. More information can be displayed in the console window and the navigation to the generator messages has been simplified. Furthermore, analysis data can now be created in MALIST format in addition to HTML format.
With this new release we support Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for Eclipse version 8. The installation of the basic components has been completely revised and simplified.
With this release you can now also define your own targets. The storage of the generation artefacts becomes more flexible. More information can be displayed in the console window and the navigation to the generator messages has been simplified. Furthermore, analysis data can now be created in MALIST format in addition to HTML format.
For more information about the new features and improvements, please see the respective release notes and reference books in the support area of our website.
New 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
Here you will find the new dates:
- 06.03.-08.03.2023 und 18.09.-20.09.2023 - ADS Basics
- 13.03.-15.03.2023 und 26.09.-27.09.2023 - ADS for Administrators
- 21.03.-22.03.2023 und 17.10.-18.10.2023 - ADS Refresher
- 04.04.-05.04.2023 und 24.10.-25.10.2023 - ADS on Eclipse
- 18.04.2023 und 07.11.2023 - ADS What’s new
- 25.04.2023 und 14.11.2023 - Delta DETAB
Contact us to discuss your requirements for a customised training.
Let's meet Delta
COBOL and PL/I applications perform their service reliably every day. But the longer the applications live, the more dirt and technical debts accumulate in the applications, making maintenance and further development increasingly difficult and error-prone. Also, in the run-up to modernisation projects, it is advisable to clean-up applications in order to avoid errors and to reduce costs.
At the following events, we will report on how you can clean-up your applications in an agile way using a software washing machine:
- SVA Mainframe Dayz 2023 | 07.-08.03.2023, Wiesbaden (Germany)
- GSE Technical University - Mainframe Modernization | 20.-21.03.2023, Kassel (Germany)
By the way, the presented approach and technology is also perfectly suited for a safe, step-by-step modernisation of applications.
You cannot attend the events?
We would be happy to present the AMELIO Software Washing Machine to you in a personal meeting. Simply get in touch with us.
SVA Mainframe Dayz 2023
Delta Software Technology is represented with a presentation. On March 7th, 2023 at 1:15 p.m., Dr. Daniela Schilling:
"Automated Application Cleanup: Using the Washing Machine for Software"
Further information, registration and agenda can be found here:
Be there and take the opportunity to exchange ideas with your colleagues and to shed light on current topics.
Sign up now!
Newsletter November 2022
Do you have proven applications that you have nurtured for decades and are planning to modernize? With AMELIO you can prepare your modernization project and implement it successfully and automatically.
Learn today how
- AMELIO Logic Discovery helps you to understand your applications again and prepare them for refactoring.
- you can reduce costs and risks of your modernization and migration project with the AMELIO Modernization Platform.
- we used the AMELIO Modernization Platform at Provinzial to successfully migrate the application from IBM IMS/DB to IBM Db2.
In the text series “Iceberg ahead”, our colleague Hans Nickessen describes his experiences in handling legacy applications. Read in the current episode how a tailormade assessment will contribute to the success of your modernisation project.
We hope you enjoy reading,
Your Delta Software Technology Team
- IMS Guide - GSE AK IMS System Administration
- AMELIO Logic Discovery - Procedures and Functions in COBOL
- AMELIO Modernization Platform slashes Risks and Costs for Modernization and Migration
- Iceberg Ahead ...
Open Newsletter: https://delta-software.com/link.php?en=6338
Iceberg Ahead: Assessment or how to assess and minimize the Risk of a Change
Your COBOL or PL/I applications contain enormous investments, a lot of company-specific know-how and decades of experience. Extensive knowledge about the application is necessary, if such an application should be be refurbished, refactored, modernized, transformed. A tailor-made assessment helps you to reliably evaluate the measures, procedures and risks of your modernisation project.
In the text series "Iceberg ahead", our colleague Hans Nickessen describes his experiences in handling legacy applications.
Read in the current episode how a tailor-made assessment contributes to the success of your modernisation project.
"Iceberg Ahead!" Here is the 3rd part of the series:
Iceberg ahead: Assessment or how to assess and minimize the Risk of a Change
A tailor-made assessment of your application offers the possibility of reliably determining the critical points and evaluating them precisely. This avoids the risk of your modernization projects getting out of hand in terms of budget and target date.
Download Iceberg Ahead: Assessment or how to assess and minimize the Risk of a Change
"Iceberg ahead!" here is part 1 & 2 of the series:
Delta ADS - 'Saint Nicolas' Release
This release contains new functions, some changes and the generation has been further optimized.
You’d like to use PostgreSQL? With Delta ADS Release 6.6.0 we also offer you a new target for the generation of data services for this database managementsystem.
You can find further information on both the new release and the new target in the release notes in the support area of our website.
Request your update directly!
You’ll find a list of our current product versions here.
AMELIO Logic Discovery - Procedures and Functions in COBOL
Nevertheless, AMELIO Logic Discovery identifies logical procedures and functions in COBOL applications and thus helps to re-understand the application and to prepare a refactoring.
You can find more information here:
Download AMELIO Logic Discovery for COBOL - Procedures and Functions