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Dear Reader,

small things often have an enormous effect. This also holds true for decision tables: There are many good reasons to continue using this method in software development.

In addition, we have new product versions and training courses for you.

We wish you informative reading and look forward to your feedback.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

Decision Table Generators: Modernise, Consolidate or Replace?1. Decision Table Generators: Modernise, Consolidate or Replace?

Decision tables simplify software development and enable the implementation with clearly structured source code. Some enterprises use multiple decision table generators like VORELLE, LF-ET, SWT, DETAB and others, and the application heirs have to cope with the different techniques.

What are the options for the modernisation, consolidation, and cost reduction?

Read now ...

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Decision Table Generator Delta DETAB on Eclipse2. Decision Table Generator Delta DETAB on Eclipse

Delta DETAB now available stand-alone for the development on Eclipse

Our customers use Delta DETAB to easily specify complex decision logic and to efficiently generate error-free COBOL or PL/I code.

As part of the development system Delta ADS, DETAB is already available on Eclipse for some time. With Delta DETAB on Eclipse we now provide the opportunity to use the decision table technique independently under Eclipse.

We would like to introduce you to DETAB on Eclipse. Get in touch with us and benefit from the advantages of DETAB on Eclipse.

Continue reading ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0294

 

Support Information: New Product Versions Available3. Support Information: New Product Versions Available

We have released new versions of the following products:

  • Delta ADS for PL/I (5.2)
  • ADS on Visual Studio (1.1.0)
  • Delta DETAB on Eclipse

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

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0297

 

Next Training Courses ...4. Next Training Courses starts in November

Anyone using tools to automate software development needs in-depth knowledge of the methods, methods, 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, taking into account your main focus.

ADS Basics – ADS for Administrators – ADS Refresh – ADS on Eclipse – ADS What’s new

The next training courses start in November ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0298

 

Newsletter - Thursday, 27th September 2018

Content

  • Decision Table Generators: Modernise, Consolidate or Replace?
  • Decision Table Generator Delta DETAB on Eclipse
  • Support Information: New Product Versions Available
  • Next Training Courses starts in November

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Decision tables simplify software development and enable the implementation with clearly structured source code. Some enterprises use multiple decision table generators and the application heirs have to cope with the different techniques. An automated consolidation would facilitate the maintenance and reduce costs.

Decision tables are an important method for the clearly structured description of complex matters and the corresponding rule systems. The automated implementation of the decision logic in COBOL, PL/I and other languages is supported by various decision table generators, like VORELLE (gadiv, prev. mbp), LF-ET (Lohrfink), SWT (SWT), DETAB (Delta Software Technology) and others.

As part of the modernisation of their development environments and their IT applications, many companies today are reviewing their usage of these development tools:

  • The manufacturers have discontinued the development and support for some decision table generators.
  • Some generators are not available for new platforms.
  • Some companies use several of these generators resulting in increased cost for tools, training and application maintenance.

Know-how Transfer and Costs

The usage of different generators for similar tasks requires that enterprises must train and keep the corresponding expertise. This unnecessarily complicates the transfer to new generations of application heirs. Therefore, it is advisable to consolidate the generator use and to stay with one technology only. In addition to facilitating the knowledge transfer, (maintenance) costs for third-party components can also be saved.

First Step: The Assessment

With the help of these generators, many very complex decision tables have been implemented. In order to get an overview of where which technology has been used in the applications and to what extent, Delta offers a comprehensive investigation. Such an assessment evaluates the feasibility of an automated replacement, consolidation or migration, shows different solution variants and identifies the problems for the project in order to create a reliable decision basis and to eliminate the risks.

Analysis, Evaluation and Transformation of Decision Tables

Using the example of a consolidation from VORELLE to DETAB.

All sources containing VORELLE table definitions are automatically analysed and evaluated with regard to the functionality actually used. For each function category it is examined how it can be replaced and solution variants are suggested, e.g:

  • The code can be transformed 1:1 into the syntax of another decision table generator.
  • The code can automatically be transformed into well maintainable, native source code.
  • And other solution variants ...

AMELIO Modernization PlatformFor the automated transformation, Delta uses its proven AMELIO Modernization Platform.

And by the Way …

Our analysis tools can also enable you to do it the other way round: You can analyse complex native source code and have the contained decision logic automatically converted into clearly arranged decision tables (Delta DETAB). This helps with modernisation projects, facilitates the exchange with business departments and serves the knowledge transfer.

Find the Perfect Solution

Would you like to …

facilitate the maintenance of your applications?
secure the knowledge about your applications and pass on the know-how to the application heirs?
consolidate or replace third-party products?

Our tailor-made assessment reliably identifies and evaluates the critical points and challenges for your project. This enables you to find a solution that perfectly matches your specific application and tool landscape. Of course, we can also support you in planning the on-time and on-budget implementation of your project.

Reach out and talk to us today. We are looking forward to working with you to develop the perfect solution for you.

 

Delta DETAB now available stand-alone for the development on Eclipse

Decision tables are an excellent method to describe complex issues in an easily understandable way. Delta DETAB accelerates and simplifies the software development through the automated, generative implementation of decision tables in COBOL and PL/I.

As a component of the development system Delta ADS, Delta DETAB is already available on Eclipse for some time. Now we provide Delta DETAB also stand-alone integrated in Eclipse.

Thus, the advantages of the modern development environment Eclipse can now also be used for DETAB standalone and the use of the decision table technology can seamlessly be integrated into current processes.

Delta DETABFurther information about Delta DETAB

Our customers successfully use Delta DETAB to easily specify and to efficiently implement complex decision logic, to simplify the communication with business departments and to reduce development and maintenance costs.

Here you can find more information about Delta DETAB.

Get to know the benefits of DETAB on Eclipse

We would like to introduce you to DETAB on Eclipse. Get in touch with us and benefit from the advantages of DETAB on Eclipse.

 

Dear Reader,

  • Legacy is productive software, existing investment, reliable basis of business processes.
  • Legacy is outdated, no longer understandable, a brake block for new development.

Which of these statements do you agree with? And what does one have to do with the other?

With the articles in today's Delta Newsletter, we share with you some insights of how you can free your software legacy from negative characteristics and how you can unleash with little effort resources for important new development.

We wish you an inspiring read.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

AMELIO1. Insurer Makes Important Core Application Fit for the Future

A large insurer has renovated a key component of his core application with the solutions from Delta Software Technology. Delta's AMELIO-Tools for automated analyses, code clean-up and re-documentation ensure a future-proof application infrastructure and an easy know-how transfer to the application heirs.

To solve the issue, Delta proposed a automated multi step approach, consisting of code clean-up, thorough analysis of the sources, refactoring, re-documentation and workshops for knowhow transfer.

Learn more ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0292

 

Bedag met le cap sur Delta ADS sur Visual Studio2. Bedag met le cap sur Delta ADS sur Visual Studio

Environnement de développement unifié pour différents langages de programmation
Un environnement de contrôle et de développement uniforme pour les différents langages de programmation est l’objectif de nombreuses entreprises. Bedag Informatique SA modernise son environnement de développement et réuni le développement de C# et de Delta ADS dans un framework .NET sous Microsoft Visual Studio.

Lire la suite ici ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0291

 

Computerwoche: IT Legacy – Dusty but Valuable3. Computerwoche: IT Legacy – Dusty but Valuable

Legacy Modernisation Challenges IT Managers
Start-ups are lucky: They can build new systems without taking account of existing ones. But, some day a successful start-up will become a company with a grown IT structure. On invitation of the COMPUTERWOCHE, IDG’s weekly IT magazine in Germany, modernisation experts from seven companies discussed which problems can be solved and how.

Read the full online article of COMPUTERWOCHE ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0290

 

GI-Workshop: Software-Reengineering & Evolution4. GI-Workshop: Software-Reengineering & Evolution

The 20th workshop “Software Reengineering & Evolution” of the GI section Software Reengineering (SRE) took place this year from 02 - 04 May 2018.

Delta Software Technology was represented there with two contributions:

  • Live Demo: AMELIO Logic Discovery - "Do You Understand Your Software?"
  • Presentation: Modernising Legacy Applications - "Everything New in Spring?"

Further information on the event and the presentation can be found here ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0289

 

New ADS Training Courses5. New ADS Training Courses

Anyone using tools to automate software development needs in-depth knowledge of the methods, methods, 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, taking into account your main focus.

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

Here are the new training schedules:

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0284

 

 

Newsletter - Thursday, 21th June 2018

Inhalt

  • Insurer Makes Important Core Application Fit for the Future
  • Bedag Relies on Delta ADS on Visual Studio
  • Computerwoche: IT Legacy – Dusty but Valuable
  • GI-Workshop: Software-Reengineering & Evolution
  • New ADS Training Courses

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Dear Reader,

70-80% of IT development projects exceed deadlines and budgets or fail altogether, according to the Standish Group analysis. If you want to choose the best strategy, to estimate costs and risks accurately and to lead your projects to success, check out our new service for Tailor-made Application Assessments.

Today's newsletter also includes the new training dates, information on new product versions and the latest information from the Guide Share Europe (GSE) Spring Conference on how to make your applications fit for the future.

We wish you an informative read.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

Application Assessment1. Don’t guess – Assess

Do you want to change or modernize your COBOL or PL/I applications, to consolidate your IT landscape or to replace technologies? According to a study of the Standish Group, 70 – 80 % of the IT development projects exceed deadlines and budgets or even fail entirely.

If you want to make well-founded and reliable decisions for large change projects and to ensure the success of your projects, you should investigate the possibilities of tailor-made application assessments.

Read on ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0287

 

Spring-cleaning for Your COBOL and PL/I Applications2. Spring-cleaning for Your COBOL and PL/I Applications

How can you make your COBOL and PL/I applications fit for the future? How can you regain the implemented knowledge and pass it on to new employees?

The answers were given in a presentation at the spring meeting of the GSE z/OS Guide. The slides are available for you now.

Learn more about how you can prevent your applications from becoming a costly brake pad.

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0286

 

New ADS (Refresher) Training Courses3. New ADS (Refresher) Training Courses

Anyone using tools to automate software development needs in-depth knowledge of the methods, methods, 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, taking into account your main focus.

ADS Basics - ADS for Administrators - ADS Refresher - ADS on Eclipse - ADS What's new
Here are the new training schedules:

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0284

 

Current Product Versions – Plan Your Updates now!4. Current Product Versions – Plan Your Updates now!

Updating the development tools often collides with the project work. Why change something that works? But there are good reasons to update to the current versions:

  • Old product versions cause higher costs.
  • New features accelerate the development.
  • Error corrections avoid workarounds that make the next update more difficult.

You do not know how much your individual installations differ from the standard products and how to determine dependencies and efforts?

We help you to update to the current product versions quickly and easily.
Get information and updates right now. You’ll find the list of our current product versions here:

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0270

 

Newsletter - Thursday, 22th March 2018

Content

  • Don’t guess – Assess
  • Spring-cleaning for Your COBOL and PL/I Applications
  • New ADS (Refresher) Training Courses
  • Current Product Versions – Plan Your Updates now!

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Dear Reader,

Summer time: time for planning, learning, software updates.

We hope you now find the time to plan your next steps. For example, for updating your development environment for ADS applications, or learning more about the possibilities to automate your software development. Do you want to understand the applications developed by others faster and better? Then AMELIO Logic Discovery will help you - and you have more time for other things.

We wish you many good ideas.

Your Delta Software Technology Team

ADS 6 Now Available on Unix Systems1. ADS 6 Now Available on Unix Systems

With Delta ADS, you are developing your enterprise back-end applications platform-independently using development environment on Microsoft Windows-, Unix or mainframe systems. After we made ADS 6 available for development environments on Microsoft Windows platforms, we now provide ADS 6 also for the development on Unix platforms.

Learn more about the new ADS 6 on Unix ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0282

 

Data Structures: All at a Glance2. Data Structures: All at a Glance

AMELIO Logic Discovery provides comprehensive in-depth data structure analyses for COBOL, PL/I and Delta ADS applications. With the new release of AMELIO Logic Discovery, all you want to know about the data structures of your applications is available at a glance. Thus, you understand your applications even faster.

Learn more about, how AMELIO Logic Discovery can help you to better understand your data structures ...

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0283

 

New (Refresh) Training Courses3. New (Refresher) Training Courses

Anyone using tools to automate software development needs in-depth knowledge of the methods, methods, 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, taking into account your main focus.

ADS Basics - ADS for Administrators - ADS Refresher - ADS on Eclipse - ADS What's new
Here are the new training schedules:

https://delta-software.com/link.php?fr=0284

 

Newsletter - Tuesday, 08. August 2017

Content

  • ADS 6 Now Available on Unix Systems
  • Data Structures: All at a Glance
  • New (Refresher) Training Courses

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Simplement automatiser le développement de logiciel !

Développement : Génération efficace

Créer des services de données avec quelques clics, générer de manière efficace du logiciel en variantes et pour des plates-formes différentes, accélérer le développement (lignes de produits) avec des générateurs de logiciels adaptable.


Intégration : En construisant des ponts

Réutiliser des fonctions legacy dans une architecture SOA, développer des applications composées et des services métier, connecter différents SGBDs.


Modernisation : En toute sécurité

Comprendre des applications legacy, effectuer des migrations, des changements de masses, et automatiser des transformations d'architecture - sans risques.
 

    

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