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Spring Migration Analyzer: An Assistant For JavaEE To Spring Conversion

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Dec 12, 2012 21

Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.

Migrating Applications to .NET Framework 4.5: Deprecated Types and New Features

by Jenni Konrad on  Apr 27, 2012

Microsoft has released a list of members and types that are changed or deprecated in .NET Framework 4.5 Beta. They have also provided a guide to help developers migrate applications created with older versions of the .NET Framework.

Cloud Wars – U.S. Army Using Agile Platform For Cloud Migration

by Michael Stal on  Feb 03, 2012 5

According to CGN (Government Computer News) the U.S. Army’s Architecture Services Division within the Software Engineering Center (SEC) has deployed a platform for the quick development and migration of applications to the private cloud. The engineers are using OutSystems’ Agile Platform for this purpose.

The Complete List of Migration Issues Upgrading to .NET 4.0

by Abel Avram on  Apr 29, 2010

Microsoft has published a complete list of issues migrating from .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to .NET 4.0. The list contains changes in 6 domains: Core, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and XML.

The End of an Era: Scala Community Arrives, Java Deprecated

by Ryan Slobojan on  Apr 01, 2010 14

It was recently announced that InfoQ is creating a new Operations community. In addition to that, another major change which has been in the works for the last few months at InfoQ is the conversion of the Java community to the Scala community. InfoQ spoke with a prominent Scala expert and members of the former InfoQ Java editorial team to learn more about this change and why it was made.

Azure Drive Eases the Migration to Microsoft’s Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Feb 04, 2010

Initially announced as XDrive during PDC 2009, Microsoft has released the beta version of Windows Azure Drive, a storage access solution simplifying the migration of Windows applications to the cloud by creating an NTFS virtual drive on top of a storage blob.

Case Study: Migrating a VB6 Large Application to .NET

by Abel Avram on  Dec 15, 2009 5

An IT services provider company has migrated an ERP application totaling 950,000 lines of VB6 code to .NET in 9 months.

Simplify SQL Migration Scripts with SQrbL

by Sebastien Auvray on  Aug 24, 2009

Managing SQL-based scripts can become a nightmare with time. Rails solved this with ActiveRecord Migration. Sam Livingston-Gray wrote a small standalone Ruby tool to generate hierarchical migration script. Based on the fact that SQL scripts can become very verbose and duplication-prone, Sam started SQrbL which is a mix of SQL and Ruby.

COBOL to Java Automatic Migration with GPL'ed Tools

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 03, 2009 6

During the NACA project run by Publicitas Ltd., 4m lines of COBOL were automatically trans-coded (migrated) toward their Java equivalent. The company claims that the recurrent annual savings in cash-outs amount to a total of 3m euros and has released the tools from the NACA project under GPL.

Rails Style Database Migrations in .NET

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Jan 17, 2009 6

Versioning database schema along with your .NET code is essential for managing volatile codebases especially when employing continuous integration. Ruby on Rails accomplishes this with a popular solution of abstracting DDL SQL into Ruby commands. Similar solutions are available in .NET with third party libraries.

Is COM a Dying Technology?

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 21, 2007 8

Does COM still have a place or is it a dead end technology?

Mainsoft: Running .NET on the JVM While Maintaining Performance

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jul 19, 2007 2

Mainsoft recently released version 2.0 of Mainsoft for Java EE (formerly known as Visual Mainwin), and also released a whitepaper which showed that a .Net-based application which was cross-compiled to run on Java EE using Mainsoft for Java EE performed as well as or better than the original .NET-based application did in several areas. InfoQ spoke with Mainsoft CEO Yaacov Cohen to learn more.

Migrating Applications to Struts2

by Scott Delap on  Sep 19, 2006 16

Struts was first released in June of 2001 and has become the de-facto standard for web application development. In December 2002 it was announced that WebWork and Struts Ti would join forces to become Struts Action Framework 2.0 and the official successor to Struts. In a new InfoQ article series, Ian Roughley looks at the task of moving applications from Struts to Struts2.

Opinion: Every Project should have an Upgrade Framework

by Floyd Marinescu on  Aug 03, 2006 15

HostedQA, JIRA, Confluence, and Jive Forums all have implemented frameworks to manage changes to db schema's and data migrations between subsequent versions of their products. Pat Lightbody proposes that all enterprise apps should include an upgrade framework and provides some best practices.

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