The goal of the seminar is to teach students how to convert legacy
code into Ja-va. They will be given tools for restructuring and
refactoring COBOL and PL/I as well as for converting COBOL and
PL/I to Java. They will receive hands on experience in using the
tools on small sample programs. In addition, case studies will be
presented on large scale migration projects in Austria, some of
which are still in progress. Students should become aware of how
difficult it is to modernize old applications and what is required
to do it. They should also learn why it is necessary to migrate
and what alter-native migration paths can be followed, e.g.
redevelopment, reimplementation, conver-sion and wrapping.
Structure: Presentation, interactive case studies, exercises with laptops
Maximal number of participants: 12
Harry Sneed has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland. He worked 3 years for the US Navy Department as a Programmer/Analyst before coming to Germany to work for the Hochschulinfor-mationssysteme and later for Siemens. In 1978 he went to Hungary to establish a software testing and tool development laboratory. He is still a tool developer.