Migrating AS400-COBOL to Java: A Report from the Field

  title={Migrating AS400-COBOL to Java: A Report from the Field},
  author={Harry M. Sneed and Katalin Erd{\"o}s},
  journal={2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering},
This paper describes an industrial project aimed at migrating legacy COBOL programs running on an IBM-AS400 to Java for running in an open environment. The unique aspect of this migration is the reengineering of the COBOL code prior to migration. The programs were in their previous form hardwired to the AS400 screens as well as to the AS400 file system. The goal of the reengineering project was to free the code from these proprietary dependencies and to reduce them to the pure business logic… CONTINUE READING

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