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Developer Conference 1.5 - Making the Move to Visual COBOL (Transvive)

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  • 1. Making the Move to Visual COBOLSam Malek & Brian DouglasTransvive
  • 2. • Transvive Intro• A Guide for a Visual Cobol Migration– Technology– Target platforms– Migration Types– Pilot – why– Build– Up and Running• Q&A2Agenda
  • 3. 3Who are we…Transform + Revive
  • 4. 4The People• Founded in 2009.• Team across U.S. and Canada.• The SWAT Team– Average experience 20+ years.– Hired Best of the Best – leveragedby partners (Micro Focus, HP-ES,Accenture, Wipro).– Solve the tough problems.
  • 5. • Transvive Labs -catalogue of conversion tools5Transvive Labs
  • 6. 6Track Record:CICSBatchIMSEDEAVC
  • 7. 7Extreme Application Movers
  • 8. STARTING THE JOURNEY8
  • 9. • Analysis Tools.• Application elements– Online– Batch• 3rd party Tools / Software.• In & out of Scope.• System Utilities.9Technology Inventory
  • 10. • Big bang Vs. modular .• What can be migrated together as one group.• How can the system be broken up– Bridge files / jobs• Order of Migration.10Grouping of Application
  • 11. • What do you have today?• What do you need on target?• Application based Vs. System based.• What do you have in other non Cobol apps today?11Security
  • 12. • Determine target platform– Windows– Unix/Linux• Target DB– SQL Server– Oracle– DB2-LUW– MySQL– Flat File to DB12Target Platform
  • 13. – Winform• Very popular– WPF• Newer Tech– Web• More portable13Target Platform: UI
  • 14. • 1 to 1 mapping.• Re-Engineer.• Combination.14Migration Types
  • 15. • Pilot Criteria• User Input• Pilot goals15Pilot Phase
  • 16. • Developer Training• End User Training16Training
  • 17. • Automation.• Data conversion.• Database design.• Naming standards.• Scheduler.17BuildVilfredo Pareto1848-1923
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  • 19. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”Lao Tzu "The Book of the Way"). 600 BC-531 BC• Think 80/20• Pilot is an integral part of any project.• Get your customers involved.19Summary
  • 20. 20Contact InfoBrian DouglasBrian.Douglas@transvive.comSam MalekSam.Malek@transvive.com@transviveTransvive.com/blog
  • 21. @microfocus or hashtag #devcon2013Follow us on LinkedIn or join the groupConnect with your peers on the Community