Anubex achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Microsoft recognizes Anubex as Gold Partner.

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Anubex releases abbreviated COBOL conversion white papers

A technical introduction to our migration approach for COBOL conversions, available for immediate download

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Anubex and Societe Generale extend business relationship

Societe Generale purchases software license on the Anubex Factory.

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We are hiring - Junior Java Developer

To strengthen our team, we are currently looking for a Junior Java Developer for our office near Antwerp, Belgium.

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Anubex awards dedicated IT partners

Anubex awards Certified Professional status to IT partners after completion of training sessions.

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DataMatch solution demo video

Anubex releases the first in a series of videos on DataMatch.

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Migratonomy Fact Sheet available!

The Anubex Migratonomy fact sheet provides a basic understanding of our migration methodology.

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Update to COBOL to Java whitepaper

Our COBOL to Java Whitepaper has been revised and is essential reading. Request your copy!

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Update to Migratonomy Whitepaper

Check out our updated Migratonomy Whitepaper: Clearer, more concise and with a case study. Request your copy today!

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Update to COBOL to C# Whitepaper

Our COBOL to C# Whitepaper has recently been updated. Request your copy today!

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Migratonomy Effort Estimation Model whitepaper available

Our new Migratonomy Effort Estimation Model whitepaper delves a bit deeper into part of our methodology, revealing some of the mathematics behind our migration planning.

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BMC Mainframe Survey stresses need for modernization

The recently published BMC Mainframe Survey 2018 emphasizes the importance of integrating mainframes with new technologies.

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The Wall Street Journal on COBOL

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on companies' continued reliance on COBOL, especially within the financial industry.

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TestMatch solution demo video

Have you ever wondered how our TestMatch software solution works? Our new TestMatch demo video will show you the ins and outs of our testing software.

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//No Comment

Did you know on average 28% of all Cobol lines written are comment lines? Find out how CodeTurn deals with this.

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CA Technologies Acquired!

CA Technologies gets acquired by Broadcom, a move which will no doubt cause some concern with the current CA IDMS customer base.

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COMPUTABLE talks mainframes and Anubex

Belgian business ICT news website Computable takes a closer look at the ongoing popularity of mainframes and potential future risks of this trend.

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Mainframe Migration: Fool’s Errand?

This is the quite provoking title of an article, or rather opinion, which appeared in Forbes. As the mainframe migration specialist, we beg to disagree.

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Around the globe

I have just finalized the conversion of a few million lines of COBOL code to C#, and have committed the changes to our subversion project repository.

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Email – A blessing or a curse?

Anubex handles large migration projects, spanning multiple years, multiple projects with multiple customers in multiple time zones, supported by multiple partners and subcontractors, with a small amount of people split over multiple departments.

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OOP Types to Concepts

Your boss wants a function that calculates the maximum of two numbers. That's easy enough, but not much fun. As a developer, you feel a moral obligation to get the most out of this assignment. Why stop at calculating the maximum of numbers? What about strings, dates, and other ordered types?

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Web Components, the resurrection of component based development on the web?

On last year's Devoxx conference there were a lot of talks on component based web development and especially on Web Components. What is this new technology, and what implications does it have on UI modernization?

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RAIL in UI Modernization

This November Google held its Chrome Dev Summit for developers of mobile web applications. The summit took place in California and anyone unable to attend in person can follow the event’s sessions on their YouTube channel. The sold-out event lasted for only two days but entire second day of the event was dedicated to the topic of RAIL. In...

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No budget left for CHANGE as … RUN costs are too high?

This article focuses on the dilemma arising when the high costs involved in running legacy systems and applications eat up the bulk of IT budgets, leaving (too) little room for CHANGE projects. The article ends with our experience in this matter.

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Are larger companies or older companies slower to adopt HTML5?

When new things get launched in the world of ICT, one of the questions that typically gets asked is if large or small companies will be fast or slow to adopt the particular technology or technique. This month we will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the "official" HTML5 specification on October 28th and now is as good a time as...

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Mainframe users left in the cold by the latest in UX

The death of Microsoft’s Web Forms and the spike of interest in the topic of “Enterprise UX” are two developments from 2015 that have reduced the number of options available for incremental web enablement and modernization of mainframe applications. These developments will ultimately cloud the long term vision for these applications and...

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Modernizing on –not off– the mainframe as a cost-effective alternative

Companies that rely on proprietary mainframe technologies for in-house developed applications are increasingly faced with challenges. Among the typical concerns heard from these organizations are out-of-control licensing costs, diminishing development skills, and the difficulty to integrate these applications with other more open...

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Modernization projects – Do we have a business case?

When organizations consider the case for large application modernization initiatives, presenting both pros and cons of the exercise in money can help attract the attention of decision makers. When anticipated monetized benefits can be shown to outstrip anticipated monetized costs, a picture is free to form in management’s heads while...

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The many sides of file formats

Migrating applications from a mainframe to distributed systems also means moving the data files from the source system across to the target. Data files must be transformed to ensure they will be usable in the same way on the target system and that the integrity of the data is preserved.

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What a difference a decade makes…

Ten years ago, in the Summer of 2005, I was part of a team that was developing the first generation of an Anubex automated testing tool for migrated applications called Record and Play. This development was crucial for a large BS2000 mainframe to UNIX migration project that we had started earlier in the year.

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Bewildering booleans

Booleans are boring. They can be true, they can be false, and that's all there is to say, right? Well... Yes and no.

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The death of WYSIWYG and what this means for legacy developers

If you’re a developer targeting mobile platforms, you’ve probably heard about Xamarin.Forms. Xamarin.Forms is a fairly new UI component toolkit that allows developers to write applications that adjust themselves to the native look and feel of Android, iOS, and WP without explicit coding. Xamarin is also known for shipping without a...

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An HR perspective on popular programming languages

This articles focuses on the HR impact of popular migration choices with respect to programming languages Java, C# and COBOL.

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What will you generate?

When a new, green field software development project gets started a multitude of technology related choices can or need to be made. On what platform(s) will the application run? What will be the UI technology? What will be the (relational) database? What version control will we use for the project? And what issue tracking system? Can the...

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Since when is enterprise UI not perfect?

Since when is it acceptable that user interfaces of enterprise applications are not pixel-perfect when displayed at runtime? This is a non-facetious question that has a matter-of-fact answer.

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More is better

Today the laser mouse celebrates its tenth birthday. Ten years ago, on September 1 2004, Logitech announced a breakthrough improvement on the red light-emitting diode optical mouse. Logitech’s new product was the MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse, interestingly still available on Amazon today, ten years still after its launch.

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