ASNA proudly announces the availability of ASNA Wings™. Wings is ASNA’s latest System i application modernization product. Using IBM’s Rational Open Access RPG Edition, Wings lets you modernize green screen user interfaces while keeping all program logic and file IO on the System i.
IBM’s Open Access RPG Edition provides a programming API that lets ILE programs read and write file output from and to specified “handlers.” ASNA Wings provides a display file handler to redirect display file output to modernized browser-based alternatives.
“Wings provides enormous opportunities for System i-based businesses to improve the look and feel, as well as the functionality, of their green screen RPG programs,” says ASNA President Anne Ferguson. “Wings doesn’t require much upfront work-its workflow is very simple and direct. We are extremely pleased with the positive responses we’ve received from customers who participated in our early adopters program. They’ve all been amazed at how quickly and inexpensively they can modernize their RPG application portfolio with Wings.”
Hosted in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010, and used with ASNA Visual RPG for .NET, VB.NET, or C#, Wings doesn’t require any special skills or proprietary components. Wings lets you easily select what display files you want to modernize. You can select the highest-payoff displays to modernize first. Display files that aren’t yet modernized are displayed in Wings’ built-in browser-based 5250 emulator.
Wings uses the proven display file modernization technology from ASNA Monarch. Monarch is a mature application modernization/migration technology and has been used to migrate millions of lines of RPG, CL, and DDS. Display files modernized with Wings can later be used with ASNA Monarch to migrate your RPG to .NET. The staged modernization/migration possibilities Wings/Monarch offers lets you preserve 100% of your green screen modernization investment should you later need to migrate your RPG portfolio to .NET.
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