Project Description

Raincode announces the new release of its rehosting compilers

Raincode releases version 2.0 of its mainframe rehosting stack, developed specifically for Microsoft’s .NET and Azure.

The Raincode rehosting stack is made of several components, including COBOL and PL/I compilers, a CICS® emulator and a DF-SORT®-compatible sorting utility, designed to provide consistently the best possible level of interoperability. The stack integrates seamlessly in Microsoft environments, using a Visual Studio® plugin with Intellisense® support for productivity.
These tools are designed not only to provide the emulation service per se, but also to support complex migration projects, whether they require a phased approach, dual execution to ensure equivalence, or stress testing and more.

Freely available COBOL compiler

As part of this release, a fully-functional version of the COBOL compiler is made freely available on the Raincode’s website (, with no restriction regarding the number of developers or deployed runtimes. Users requiring ad hoc help, SLA’s or guarantees can contact Raincode for support services.
Darius Blasband, CEO: “Our goal is to provide more than rehosting alone: getting out of the mainframe should only be the first step, allowing the migrated application to evolve and take advantage of all that’s available in a more modern environment. We make sure the rehosting process does not act as a tar pit. New components can be written in any modern language and integrated seamlessly into the legacy system“.

About Raincode

Raincode is a leading supplier of programming language analysis and transformation tools for numerous markets, including software metrics, quality control, coding guidelines enforcement and migrations. Raincode is based in Brussels, Belgium.


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Press Contact:
Armin Poursalout
armin @ raincode . com
+32 (0) 2 522 06 63