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René Wagner

 

"TSRI to Participate in Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC)"

Kirkland, WA. (May 5, 2008) – The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) will be a major participant in the upcoming Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored 20th Anniversary of the Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC) scheduled for 29 April – 2 May 2008 at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas NV.

Located in Booth #317 & 418 in the Conrad Room Exhibition Hall of the Hilton hotel, the senior staff of TSRI will be available throughout the conference to answer questions and provide in-depth demonstrations of legacy system modernization using TSRI’s award winning JANUS Studio®    toolset.

TSRI’s technology and legacy system modernization expertise will also be featured in two additional venues during the conference:

Mr. Philip Newcomb, TSRI’s CEO and Founder, will be a lead member on the “Offense & Defense in the Global War on Software” panel during Track 1 in Rooms 1-3 on Thursday May 1 from 2:35 pm to 4:15 pm.
...and...
Ms. Rhandi Lawrence, Chief of the Message & Protocol Data Engineering Branch of the U.S. Army’s CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, Software Engineering Center will be presenting the results of a communications system modernization project that successfully employed TSRI’s automated technology. Ms. Lawrence will be presenting the results of this independent Army study during Track 3 in Ballroom E on Friday May 2 from 10:50 am to 11:35 am. The abstract for that presentation is:
The Software Engineering Center (SEC) owns and maintains a large volume of mission-critical, legacy software systems that are difficult to support and susceptible to security risks. A manual effort to redesign, develop, and deploy legacy software systems, potentially overwhelms SEC’s resource planning and budgeting.

This presentation will describe an automated technique that converted the Variable Message Format (VMF) Test Tool (VTT) from Ada to C++. The metrics established by this project have enabled SEC and other organizations to better plan language conversion processes and to accurately estimate conversion project schedule and budget details.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 11:46

2008 - Tybrin Selects TSRI

 

"Tybrin Selects TSRI To Support Air Force Modernization Project"

Kirkland, WA. (April 10, 2008) – Tybrin Corporation has awarded a sole-source contract to The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to fully modernize and operationally test a key component of the Air Force’s future Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS). TSRI will apply its full suite of services to this Visual Basic 6.0 to C# .Net modernization project.
TSRI’s technology and legacy system modernization expertise will also be featured in two additional venues during the conference:

Greg Tadlock, TSRI’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing said, “Given that no viable automated VB to C# legacy system modernization capability exists today, TSRI is pleased that the Air Force has recognized the flexibility and adaptability of our JANUS Studio®    Toolset to be able to address this project’s modernization needs. Having already developed the largest repertoire of proven automated legacy language modernization capabilities within the industry, the extension of our toolset into yet another legacy language domain will also open opportunities for other organizations needing such VB modernization services in the future.”

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TSRI
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"TSRI Wins Major Cable Communications Software Modernization Project"

Kirkland, WA. (June 16, 2009) – A major Canadian cable telecommunication company has awarded a contract to The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to generate Application and Transformation Blueprints for that organization’s core business systems as a roadmap for its modernization into a modern object oriented language, platform and database management system.

Under this contract, TSRI provided the As-Is Application Blueprint of the VMS VAX Basic CBS system and a To-Be Transformation Blueprint consisting of side-by-side views of the code and the complete UML, OOA/OOD and SASDM design and architecture of the VMS VAX BASIC CBS along side its transformation into a To-Be Java system. In addition, TSRI provided engineering support services for the preparation of a transformation, re-factoring and reengineering plan to separate the legacy system user interface, business application and data access layers into a scalable N-Tier object-oriented application and convert the RMS database into an Oracle 9i RDBMS. 

Philip Newcomb, TSRI’s Chief Executive Officer said, “TSRI is one of the few, perhaps the only company in industry that actually starts the modernization process for a client by capturing the complete Transformation Blueprint® as a roadmap towards the target systems code, design and architecture. Our client’s architects using JANUS Studio® Transformation Blueprint® work with TSRI to parameterize TSRI’s automated modernization process to their individual needs. Whether we’re modernizing legacy VMS VAX BASIC and RMS database into Java/JEE and Oracle for a business system, or we’re modernizing mission critical systems such the Cobra Dane ballistic missile early warning system or the European air traffic control system, I think the message is finally getting out there. The capabilities TSRI has for modernizing legacy applications into modern object-oriented languages and application architectures, relational and network databases is second to none, and we have the unblemished published track record to prove it.”

For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI Modernizes European ATC

 

"Thales Air Systems Java Flight Data Processing (JFDP) European-E Air Traffic Management (EATMS) approved for operation in late 2010."

Kirkland, WA. (October 15, 2009) – Thales Air Systems (THALES) of France awarded a ‘follow-on’ contract to The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) in April to modernize the Flight Profile Library (FPL), the core of the Java Flight Data Processor (FDP) of THALES Eurocat-E air traffic control system. Under this contract, TSRI automatically translated the FPL from Ada into Java, refactored the Java to remove dead code, refactored Ada generics into Java generics, and detected and refactored global variables to minimize their visibility as Java member data. Modernization of the FPL module completes a project spanning 4-years in which TSRI supported the modernization of three variations of Eurocat-E, comprising approximately 1.7 million lines of Ada code into real time Java. Automated code translation, code redundancy analysis and code consolidation techniques were applied to modernize the three primary variations of the Eurocat (comprising approximately 1.6 million lines of code) with unprecedented economy of scale and scope and with two to one improvement in key code quality metrics according to published case studies. The European aviation authority required automated code transformation be used to minimize introduction of human error during the modernization of the Eurocat system. The transformed Java Eurocat complies with safety requirements of Eurocontrol (ESARR6) mandates governing SoftWare Assurance Levels (SWAL assessment required for ground applications).

Thales Air Systems S.A. is a major global provider of air traffic management systems and The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) is an industry leader in automated legacy system modernization. Thales Air Systems supplies Eurocat-E as the primary air traffic control system in Europe, Asia and Australia where Eurocat is installed at 260 air traffic control centers worldwide. The JFDP air traffic control system is scheduled to commence operation at the end of 2010 at airports all across Europe and Asia. 

Philip Newcomb, The Software Revolution Chief Executive Officer said, “The Software Revolution is very proud to have played an instrumental role in the modernization of the European air traffic control system for Thales. A key to the success of this project was the use of JANUS Studio®    for automated transformation, refactoring and creation of the Transformation Blueprint ® to document the products and process. I believe the FAA could dramatically reduce costs as well as its 15-year schedule for the NextGen air traffic control system upgrade through the use of similar methods to those the Europeans have employed to modernize the European air traffic control system.”


For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
Greg Tadlock
Vice President of Sales
Phone: (425) 284-2770
Fax:     (425) 284-2785
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI Modernizes Cable Telco

 

"Thales Air Systems Java Flight Data Processing (JFDP) European-E
AirTraffic Management (EATMS) approved for operation in late 2010"

Kirkland, WA. (October 15, 2009) – Thales Air Systems (THALES) of France awarded a ‘follow-on’ contract to The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) in April to modernize the Flig ht Profile Library (FPL), the core of the Java Flight Data Processor (FDP) of THALES Eurocat-E air traffic control system. Under this contract, TSRI automatically translated the FPL from Ada into Java, refactored the Java to remove dead code, refactored Ada generics into Java generics, and detected and refactored global variables to minimize their visibility as Java member data. Modernization of the FPL module completes a project spanning 4-years in which TSRI supported the modernization of three variations of Eurocat-E, comprising approximately 1.7 million lines of Ada code into real time Java. Automated code translation, code redundancy analysis and code consolidation techniques were applied to modernize the three primary variations of the Eurocat (comprising approximately 1.6 million lines of code) with unprecedented economy of scale and scope and with two to one improvement in key code quality metrics according to published case studies. The European aviation authority required automated code transformation be used to minimize introduction of human error during the modernization of the Eurocat system. The transformed Java Eurocat complies with safety requirements of Eurocontrol (ESARR6) mandates governing SoftWare Assurance Levels (SWAL assessment required for ground applications).

Thales Air Systems S.A. is a major global provider of air traffic management systems and The Software Revolution, Inc. is an industry leader in automated legacy system modernization. Thales Air Systems supplies Eurocat-E as the primary air traffic control system in Europe, Asia and Australia where Eurocat is installed at 260 air traffic control centers worldwide. The JFDP air traffic control system is scheduled to commence operation at the end of 2010 at airports all across Europe and Asia.

Philip Newcomb, The Software Revolution Chief Executive Officer said, “The Software Revolution is very proud to have played an instrumental role in the modernization of the European air traffic control system for Thales. A key to the success of this project was the use of JANUS Studio®    for automated transformation, refactoring and creation of the Transformation Blueprints to document the products and process. I believe the FAA could dramatically reduce costs as well as its 15-year schedule for the NextGen air traffic control system upgrade through the use of similar methods to those the Europeans have employed to modernize the European air traffic control system.”

For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
Greg Tadlock
Vice President of Sales
Phone: (425) 284-2770
Fax:     (425) 284-2785
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI CEO Coauthors OMG Book

 

"TSRI CEO Coauthors Information Modernization Case Studies Book For The OMG Press"

Kirkland, WA. (October 10, 2009) – The first major publication from the Object Management Group Architecture Driven Modernization Task Force will be appearing in book stores commencing February, 2010. Published by Morgan Kaufman as part of the OMG Series, the Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies in 400+ pages is already being heralded as the most definitive handbook of best practices for information system modernization published in more than a decade.

CTOs, CIOs and System Architects of Organizations seeking guidance in the theory, principles, disciplines, tools, scenarios and management strategies for legacy system modernization will use Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies by Bill Ulrich and Philip Newcomb an irreplaceable handbook for guiding their modernization projects.

In contrast to the tangled IT architectures that resulted from decades of manual patches, failed replacements, and outmoded transliteration approaches, ADM is an automated approach for information system modernization that restores the vitality of legacy systems by automatically modeling and transforming them into modern languages, and modern designs and architectures without the need for manual intervention except to adjust the models and rules that carry out the automated modernization process.

This new OMG Series publication combines theory and practical guidance from lessons learned during the modernization of major mission critical systems. The European air traffic control system, the Veteran Heath Administration’s electronic health care system, Air Force logistics systems, Navy NMCI systems are just a few of the highly successful modernization projects that are the focus of the many in-depth case studies in this new book.
The outcome or a three year collaboration between Philip Newcomb, CEO of the Software Revolution, Inc and principal contributor to the ASTM, SMM and KDM standards and William Ulrich, Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force (ADM-TF), Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies is the first OMG Series publication to address architecture driven modernization (ADM).

To purchase the book (paperback) HERE
To purchase the kindle version        HERE

For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI Modernizes Patriot Simulator

 

"Raytheon Selects TSRI For Patriot Battalion Simulation Support System (BAS3) Modernization"

Kirkland, WA. (July 15, 2009) – The Raytheon Corporation (HCSC) has awarded a ‘follow-on’ contract to the Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to modernize the Japanese version of the Battalion Simulation Support System (BAS3) and its Preprocessor (PRED). BAS3 and PRED are simulation programs necessary for testing, integrating and validating the Patriot tactical software coded in FORTRAN. The legacy FORTRAN BAS3 and PRED execute on a Unisys computer in a unique, legacy environment that no longer meet the needs of the Patriot modernization program.

Under the tasking of this contract award TSRI is tasked with translation and rehosting PRED and BAS3 from FORTRAN to C++ to run in the Solaris environment with GNU g++ and Wind River VxWorks. Under this contract, TSRI provided transformation, re-factoring for ‘GOTO statements elimination’ and restructured the code to make the code more maintainable, variable renaming from cryptic six (6) to C++ extended names, customization services to meet Raytheon coding standards, and engineering services to support Raytheon testing and integration. TSRI also provided a Transformation Blueprint to assist Raytheon engineers with side-by-side code and design reviews.

Greg Tadlock, TSRI’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing said, “TSRI is proud to support Raytheon’s modernization of the Patriot battalion simulation system in support the U.S. Army's anti-ballistic missile (ABM) mission in Japan. TSRI success with the Japanese Patriot for Raytheon is yet another successful example of TSRI ability to modernize mission-critical legacy system into modern object-oriented languages and platforms that are better suitable to the mission of the US military in the 21st Century.”

For more details about the Patriot battalion simulation modernization projects Raytheon, please download the SSTC presentation given by the Raytheon project manager, Gwen Bottomley on June 2007 : (Download)

For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
Greg Tadlock
Vice President of Sales
Phone: (425) 284-2770
Fax:     (425) 284-2785
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI Modernizes Banking System

 

"TSRI Generates 4.5 Million Line Transformation Blueprint For Modernization of Major Banking System."

Kirkland, WA. (June 18, 2009) – A large systems integrator has awarded a highly competed contract to The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to commence modernization of a major financial management system in the banking sector. Under this contract TSRI generated the Transformation Blueprint to document the before and after transformation of 4.500.000 lines of VMS VAX FORTRAN and 200.000 LOC DMS system into Java, and generated the complete UML Design and Architecture for the target ‘To-Be’ systems. Using the Transformation Blueprint as a modernization roadmap, TSRI provided engineering support services to its system integrator to define strategies for custom reengineering specifications and detailed code analyses to support cost estimation and ROI analysis for the overall project.

Greg Tadlock, TSRI’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing said, “The success of TSRI and its system integrator partner during the Definition phase of this modernization project has provided our banking client with an optimal plan for modernizing their core financial systems, a plan that minimizes the cost, schedule and technical risk parameters while delivering the best ROI to the bottom line in the least amount of time. Through the use of the Transformation Blueprints during the planning phase, the client was actually able see how his multi-million line legacy system consisting of multiple languages and databases would be transformed, redesign and reengineered. After yet another success, we trust the IT community recognizes TSRI JANUS Studio®    as the superior solution in the modernization industry, a solution that combines automated modeling, translation, refactoring to reengineer major legacy systems with human guidance but no hand-coding into the highest quality modernized information systems.”

For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact:

TSRI
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Vice President of Sales
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Monday, 22 February 2010 15:28

New Book by Ulrich and Newcomb

 

"New Book by Ulrich and Newcomb: Information Systems Transformation:

Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies with
Reviews by Grady Booch, Ed Yourdon and Richard Soley"

Kirkland, WA. (Feburary 22, 2010) – Book Release
 
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies
 By William M. Ulrich and Philip H. Newcomb

 Published by Morgan Kaufmann
 ISBN: 978-0-12-374913-0
 Copyright Feb 2010
 $59.95 USD €43.95 EUR £29.99 GBP

www.informationsystemstransformation.com
What The Experts Are Saying:

According to Grady Booch, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Software Engineering:
"Ulrich and Newcomb's book offers a comprehensive examination of the challenges of growing software-intensive systems … (Read more...)

According to Ed Yourdon, noted Author and Consultant:
"Modernization is going to be a more and more important part of the overall IT strategy. William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb's important new book ... (Read more...)

According to Richard Soley Ph.D. Chairman/CEO, Object Management Group (OMG):
“Estimates by internationally-known researchers of the worldwide legacy code base is now approaching a half-trillion lines. That only counts so-called "legacy languages" like COBOL--which drive the world. Add in database schemas … (Read more...)

About the Book
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, a new book by William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb, provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and modernize existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines and standards, including alignment with business architecture, as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Ten chapters, containing in-depth, modernization case studies, distill the theory and delineate principles, processes, and best practices for every industry, ensuring the book's leading position as a reference text for all of those organizations relying on complex software systems to maintain their economic, competitive and operational viability. (Read more...)

Key Features
  • Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models including core concepts, common scenarios, and a guide for getting started.
  • Concepts are illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results.
  • Ten chapters containing in-depth modernization case studies, covering multiple platforms, industries and government agencies from four different countries.
About the Authors
William M. Ulrich is President of Tactical Strategy Group, Inc. (TSGI)
and a management consultant. Mr. Ulrich has been in the modernization field since 1980 and continues to serve as a strategic advisor on business and IT transformation projects for corporations and government agencies. In 2005, Mr. Ulrich was awarded the Keeping America Strong Award for his work in information systems modernization. He is Co-Chair of the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force and the OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group, Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute, and author of Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies.
Philip H. Newcomb is Founder and CEO of The Software Revolution, Incorporated (TSRI)
and creator of TSRI's acclaimed architecture-driven modernization services and toolset JANUS Studio®   . He is coauthor of Reverse Engineering (Kluwer 1996) with Linda Wills, Coeditor of the 2nd Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (IEEE 1995) with Elliot Chikofsky and principal author of the Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodeling Specification (OMG Specification 2009). With more than 35 publications and 70 successfully completed information system modernization projects he is a recognized leader in the application of artificial intelligence, automatic programming and formal methods to industrial-scale software modernization.
About Morgan Kaufmann:
Since 1984, Morgan Kaufmann has published premier content on information technology, computer architecture, data management, computer networking, computer systems, human computer interaction, computer graphics, multimedia information and systems, artificial intelligence, computer security, and software engineering. Our audience includes the research and development communities, information technology (IS/IT) managers, and students in professional degree programs. Learn more at www.mkp.com. Contact Bob Dodd, 781-313-4726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for an electronic review copy, access to our expert authors, or to publish excerpts of our material.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:01

TSRI Sponsor of the Gartner AADI Summit

 

Kirkland, WA. (November 3, 2010) – The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) will be a sponsor and exhibitor in the upcoming Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit 2010 scheduled for 15-17 November 2010 at the JW Marriott at LA Live, Los Angeles, CA.

Located in Booth Q at the 4th Level – Diamond Ballroom Salon 1-5 of the JW Marriott hotel, the senior staff of TSRI will be on hand throughout the conference to answer questions and provide in-depth demonstrations of legacy system modernization viaTransformation Blueprints™ and TSRI’s award winning JANUS Studio® technology which generates your entire system’s modernized “To-Be” code and design for side-by-side visual inspection with the original legacy application’s “As-Is” code.

At a fraction of the cost of all alternatives, TSRI combines unprecedented automation with an agile, reliable iterative customizable process to achieve the highest quality modernized object-oriented code, design and architecture.  While more than 70% of all IT projects fail, TSRI boasts a remarkable 100% success rate with a track record of more than 70 modernization projects that includes modernization of life-critical systems such as the European Air Traffic Control System and the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.

At the AADI TSRI will unveil the company’s groundbreaking new product, the Transformation Blueprint ®.  Building upon TSRI’s multi-faceted JANUS Studio® toolset, which is traditionally used during application portfolio management to document the “As-Is” design and architecture of legacy applications, the Transformation Blueprint ® is a hyper-linked web document that allows navigation of the entire modernized application using software quality indices to guide empirical comparison with the legacy application.

Also during the event, Eyal Horowitz, Vendor Management/Technologies Director at Amdocs will be featured in a case study panel moderated by Gartner analyst Dale Vecchio on application modernization. Amdocs has recently used TSRI’s Transformation Blueprint™ to modernize the Sprint Billing System..

For more information about the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit, please visit www.gartner.com/us/aadi

For more information about TSRI contact:

The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI)
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