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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:57

Assembly to Java - IRS Tax Processing System

TSRI, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, rapidly adapted its automated JANUS Studio® transformation engine to be ALC-compatible so they could conduct an ALC-to-Java prototype modernization effort for the US IRS. The high levels of automation enabled quick transformation and refactoring iteration, which rapidly and systematically discovered and isolated defects. Allowing TSRI engineers to quickly adjust the automated conversion rules, and quickly regenerate the system at higher output quatlity.

Customer: Hewlett-Packard and The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Source & Target Language: Assembly to Java

Lines of Code: 8,000

Duration:  1 Month

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Defect Isolation, Transformation Blueprints ®, Application Blueprints ® 



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Navigant Consulting Services was tasked to modernize The Corporate Maintenance & Stop Loss System for HCSC (Health Care Services Corporation). This legacy system was written in the PowerBuilder and Magna-X software languages. Navigant contracted with TSRI to perform the code transformation of both languages into Java, refactor the application to improve performance, and produce bridge documentation.

Customer: Navigant Consulting Services

Source & Target Language: MagnaX and PowerBuilder to Java

Lines of Code: 1,972,691 (MagnaX - 1,785,691, PowerBuilder - 187,000)

Duration:  15 months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Engineering Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:50

Fortran to Java - US Air Force WDAC System

Raytheon Corporation awarded a sole-source contract to TSRI for modernization of the US Air Force’s Weather Data Architecture Capability (WDAC).  This project was completed very quickly and successfully, using TSRI's fully automated toolset, including the automated production of documentation and refactoring to remove dead and redundant code.

Customer: Raytheon & The US Air Force

Source & Target Language: Fortran to Java

Lines of Code: 47,426

Duration: 1 month

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:50

COBOL to C# - State of Washington OSPI

The State of Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded a sole-source contract to TSRI for modernization of the State’s Apportionment System.

Customer: The State of Washington OSPI

Source & Target Language: COBOL to C#/.Net

Lines of Code: 204,176

Duration: 5 Months  

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Database Conversion: Open VMS RMS Flat Files to a Microsoft SQL Environment, Integration and Testing Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®,



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The United States Customs and Border Protection agency contracted with The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) for a Phase 1 assessment as well as a conversion and modernization of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo ACS/Quota (QUOTA) Conversion Pilot code from COBOL/CICS to Java or .Net.

Customer: US Customs and Border Protection

Source & Target Language: COBOL/CICS & JCL to Java

Lines of Code: 163,700

Duration:  4 Months

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Internal and External Dependancy Analysis, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®, Target Architecture Design



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:43

PL/1 & JCL to C# - KMD e-Boks

Originally developed by Denmark-based KMD in 2001 as a mainframe software application, the e-Boks system became more difficult and costly to maintain over time. The original platform also lacked the agility to expand to additional countries at scale and was not agile enough to expeditiously react to business changes. TSRI and KMD were able to modernize the e-Boks application from its original IBM PL/1 legacy code in a monolithic architecture to a modern, multi-tier application in a modern computing environment, running .NET, with no impact on the business and end-user experience. As a result, e-Boks has the potential to save more than 50-60 percent per year in operations and maintenance costs.

Customer: KMD and The Government of Denmark

Source & Target Language: PL/1 & JCL to C#

Lines of Code: 974,201 (781,893 - PL/1 and 192,308 - JCL)

Duration:  6 Months

Services: Transformation Blueprint®, Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:43

COBOL & JCL to Java & Python - Deutsche Bank KM

Deutsche Bank's relatively reliable mainframe infrastructure utilized COBOL and JCL languages running DB2 and VSAM flat-file databases for a variety of their key financial applications. The company’s leadership knew they would need to be cloud-enabled with a modern architecture to stay relevant for its customers and ongoing market needs. Following a successful proof of concept against other well-known industry soluitons, TSRI emerged as the best solution (highest quality output and most advanced architecture) for the full modernization effort of Deutsche Bank’s internal KreditManager application. An application which gives the company’s employees all of the tools they need to handle all of the company’s loan, credit and mortgage applications.

Customer: Deutsche Bank

Source & Target Language: COBOL & JCL to Java & Python

Lines of Code: 397,222 (383,358 - COBOL, 13,864 - JCL)

Duration:  12 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, SonarQube Quality Refactoring, Code-Specific Adaptation, Database Migration, Transformation Blueprint®, Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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This case study documents technologies, processes, and methods of the timely and 100% automated conversion of a portion of the VHA (Veterans Health Administration) Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system, written in 2.1 million lines of MUMPS. The modernized module resulted in object-oriented and highly maintainable Java compatible with the J2EE framework. VistA is the core Electronic Healthcare Recordkeeping (EHR) system for the VHA hospital system, which provides EHR record keeping for more than 4.5 million veterans.

Customer: Veterans Health Administration and SAIC

Source & Target Language: Mumps to Java

Lines of Code: 300,000

Duration:  5 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Engineering Support, Transformation Blueprint®, Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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How much automation actually makes a difference?
10% of 10 million lines of code is still 1 million lines.

A major modernization project involving millions or tens of millions of lines of code can take years and cost millions of dollars. Using artificial intelligence and modern computing method and automation, much of that time and expense can be eliminated. The question is, by how much? If your project starts out at 10 million lines of code and your automation technique cuts that down by 90%, you’re still left with a 1-million-line project that can take months to manually assess, document, transform, and refactor.

To appreciably accelerate large modernization projects, automation must eliminate as near as possible to 100% of the effort. That means in the range of 99.9X%. Without that, your organization can be left with significant and costly manual
loads that can take years, strain budgets, result in unacceptable error rates, and still produce poorly written modern code. Even advanced automation cannot take code straight from any source language to a modern cloud-ready language. First, the code must be translated through a universally accepted language modeling system and standard to maximize the extensibility and efficiency of application analysis, transformation, and refactoring—an Intermediate Object Model (IOM). This is one of the keys to accelerating modernization that The Software Revolution Inc. (TSRI) has implemented for their clients.

The languages used for specifying grammars and transformations must fit the specific problems at hand and be as expressive and efficient as possible. TSRI has developed and defined three domain-specific high-level specification languages JPGEN™, JTGEN™ and JRGEN™:

  • JPGEN™ defines grammar system and language models

  • JTGEN™ delineates transformations between these models

  • JRGEN™, a 5th generation artificial intelligence language supports first order logic and predicate calculus as well as 3GL and 4GL language constructs

Together, these three proprietary tools comprise TSRI’s JANUS Studio®.

IOM: A Literally Exponential Improvement in Transformation
The three components of JANUS Studio® transform and compile software code originally developed in language such as Ada, Visual Basic, Vax Basic, C, C++, COBOL, C#, Java, Jovial, FORTRAN, and more than 30 other languages into efficient, platform-neutral C++.  The core function of the IOM creates a language-neutral model into which all legacy source languages are transformed, and from which all modernized target languages can be generated. The IOM is effectively a universal translator. It simplifies the “O(n-squared)” language transformation problem to a much simpler “O(n+1)” language transformation problem. The IOM provides a set of generic language constructs that serve as a reusable language-neutral formalism for assessment, documentation, transformation, refactoring, and web-enablement.

This solution allows simple 64-bit multi-processor LINUX platforms to analyze massive software models using parallel processing.

Using IOM, and the expertise of TSRI’s exceptionally skilled developers, JANUS Studio® is simply the most powerful, least expensive, and lowest risk technology available to automatically modernize (assess, document, transform, refactor, and web-enable) legacy systems. Using the AI-enhanced capabilities of JANUS Studio®, 99.9X% of software transformation can be automated, cutting transformation project times from years to months—or weeks.

"Simply the most powerful, least expensive and lowest risk technology available to automatically assess, document, transform, refactor, and web-enable legacy systems.”

A Model for Automated Modernization

As Scale Increases, So Does Efficiency
JANUS Studio®  allows TSRI developers to cut modernization projects so drastically using Artificial Intelligence-based modeling that drives that 99.9X% automation rate. Not only that, but because every application and every language is modernized and transformed at the meta-model stage, every prior project (regardless of the language or industry) further develops the toolset and TSRI libraries, resulting in greater value for each future project. The more scale, the more uses, the more efficient the process.

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It’s no surprise that TSRI adheres to the Object Management Group (OMG) principles of model-based and architecture-driven software modernization. We’re not just a member, TSRI is the principal author of the Abstract Syntax Tree Meta-Modelling Standard used by the OMG. We’re deeply involved in the innovations and future of OMG and look forward to the next Member Meeting March 21-25 in Reston, Virginia. If you plan to be there, we’d love to talk about how to significantly accelerate your modernization projects, while lowering cost and error rates.

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Using money from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) under the Modernizing Government Technology Act disbursed by the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. government, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sought to modernize several of its remaining critical systems on a legacy Unisys mainframe written in COBOL with a flat-file DMS-II database.

Customer: Department of Housing and Urban Development and Salient CRGT

Source & Target Language: Unisys COBOL to Java

Lines of Code: 1.3 Million

Duration:  8 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Enginerring Support, Software Maintenance Agreement, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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