IBM I (AS/400) Applications Can Now Be Migrated and Supported in Java
Infinite Adds Java Functions to RPG and COBOL Applications for AS/400
a global Software and Services Provider, has announced today, its latest AS/400
migration toolset, Infinite i, will now allow RPG and COBOL applications
migrated to open platforms using its Infinite I toolset to be maintained in
Java instead of RPG or COBOL.
In previous versions of our Infinite I product, and its
predecessors, we allowed for the migration of RPG and COBOL applications to
open operating systems like Windows, Linux or UNIX. One of the benefits of
using our toolset was that the original team that supported and maintained
those applications could continue to do so in their original languages. As RPG and COBOL skills are more difficult to
attract, businesses are concerned about the continuing support of these
applications, said Raquela Kaplan, Director Marketing, Infinite Corporation.
“To mitigate the concern of providing support for legacy
applications, Infinite has developed the ability to support the migrated code
in Java rather than RPG or COBOL. Our product strategy has assumed, for some
time, that new development would be done in Java. To that end, we have added
the ability to call Java programs and to access third party Java-based
plug-ins. Now we have taken the next step in evolving support of the
applications as well.
The benefits are extraordinary in that existing Java talent
can now support and plug into the migrated RPG or COBOL code.
Client expectations have evolved over the years. Our clients
wanted us to simply move the applications and allow them to function as they
did before. Then, they required us to be able to execute the code and write to
databases like Oracle; then they were interested in making the applications
graphically cloud accessible. Now, they wish to use Java-oriented teams support
and develop the applications.
Our goals are to meet client expectations and to provide a
future for the global base of AS/400 -developed applications”, continued
About Infinite Corporation
Infinite Corporation is a global Software and Services
provider. The company enjoys over 100,000 installations in 56 countries. Infinite
operates from offices on 4 continents. Its expertise is represented in several
practice areas. These include legacy applications migration, the implementation
of enterprise scale database architecture and the Cloud-based deployment of
business applications. Infinite Corporation operates from Headquarters offices
in Orange County, California, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Madrid, Spain and
regional offices worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.infinitecorporation.com