Verradyne has a comprehensive approach to COBOL to C# migration that considers your entire system when evaluating a solution.
Here at Verradyne we believe that a migration solution should be tailored to our customers needs, not a brute force solution that produces unreadable code. As such we spend time with your IT people to design a solution that will give you the best outcome for your specific needs. A tailored solution is the BEST solution!
During the COBOL to C# migration, the goal is to transform the existing COBOL codebase into equivalent C# code, while preserving the functionality, logic and maintainability of the original system. The migration process typically involves the following steps:
1. Analysis: The existing COBOL codebase is thoroughly analyzed to understand its structure, business rules, and dependencies. This step helps in identifying potential challenges and designing an appropriate migration strategy.
2. Consultancy and design: Verradyne will consult with you to understand your needs and tailor our tools to meet your exacting requirements for execution, performance and maintainability.
3. Code Conversion: The COBOL code is translated into equivalent C# code. This involves migrating the business logic, data structures, and file handling mechanisms in C#. The process may include refactoring and reorganizing the code to align with C# best practices and design patterns.
4. Data Migration: If the COBOL system uses proprietary data formats or file structures, the data needs to be migrated to formats compatible with C# and modern databases. This step ensures that the data remains accessible and usable in the new environment.
5. Testing and Validation: The converted C# code is extensively tested to ensure that it functions correctly and produces the same results as the original COBOL system. Unit tests, integration tests, and system tests are performed to validate the migrated application.
6. User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) Enhancement: In many cases, COBOL systems have text-based or character-based interfaces. During the migration, efforts may be made to modernize the user interface by creating a graphical user interface (GUI) or web-based interface using C# frameworks and technologies.
7. Performance Optimization: As part of the migration process, performance optimizations may be applied to the C# codebase. This can involve identifying and resolving bottlenecks, utilizing modern programming techniques, and leveraging the performance advantages of the .NET framework.
8. Deployment and Training: Once the migration is complete and the migrated system has been thoroughly tested, it is deployed to the target environment. Additionally, relevant personnel may require training to familiarize themselves with the new C# system.
It’s important to note that COBOL to C# migration can be a complex process, especially for large and intricate systems. Verradyne’s proven tools make navigating a migration fast and reliable. Verradyne’s careful planning, a deep understanding of both COBOL and C# programming languages, and expertise in migration techniques are crucial for a successful migration.