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Why Mainframe-based Organizations Are Going Cloud Native

The industry trend is clear, but why exactly are organizations choosing to leave the mainframe and make the transition to the cloud? 1. The mainframe is at the peak of a 25-year crisis Even before Y2K bug threatened to bring modern civilization to a screeching halt, pressure was mounting on organizations to

Why Mainframe-based Organizations Are Going Cloud Native2020-02-20T13:44:34+01:00

What is the COBOL Tax?

What is the COBOL Tax? Most of us who are not white-collar criminals are intimately familiar with the concept of paying taxes.  We pay tax on our incomes and when we go shopping.  There are taxes on all kinds of products and services; taxes of varying amounts for a variety of different reasons. 

What is the COBOL Tax?2019-06-03T15:55:26+02:00

Raincode v4 compilers are here!

Raincode v4 compilers are here, and if you are not excited about them, you should be! We have made a lot of changes since v3—changes that will improve the performance of your migrated applications, increase developer productivity, and ensure the success of your modernization project. But don’t take our word for it...  

Raincode v4 compilers are here!2020-06-03T09:28:55+02:00

7 things I wish I knew before migrating my first IBM mainframe

Even in (relatively) small volumes, HLASM is a serious problem In most mainframe shops, the volume of HLASM code is small compared to COBOL or PL/I. Even so, as little as 30’000 lines of assembler code will cause unexpected delays and budget overruns. If one considers rewriting it, reverse engineering its behavior requires

7 things I wish I knew before migrating my first IBM mainframe2018-07-18T14:32:16+02:00

How to move huge mainframe transactional workloads to Azure and .NET

To achieve this, you must make sure that: The same source code runs on the mainframe and on Azure You have an ASM370 compiler on Azure Your user interfaces are externalised (.NET or Java) and rely on CICS transactions for the business logic You can modernize the code to C#

How to move huge mainframe transactional workloads to Azure and .NET2017-09-18T13:51:34+02:00

Raincode Sets Industry Standard in Mainframe Migration with New Version of Cobol Compiler for .NET

When migrating Mainframe to .NET, reduce dependancy of COBOL & allow cost-less new developments At Microsoft Inspire, Raincode releases the community edition version 3.0 of its free to use COBOL Compiler: a major upgrade for this exceptional product downloaded over 11’000 times and counting. It is de facto the industry standard COBOL compiler when corporations

Raincode Sets Industry Standard in Mainframe Migration with New Version of Cobol Compiler for .NET2017-09-12T16:31:06+02:00