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Mobilize.Net Announces WebMAP5 AI-powered Source Code Transformation Tool

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Mon, May, 07, 2018 @ 00:05 AM

Takes Aim at Lift & Shift “Modernization” Vendors

BELLEVUE, WA – May 7, 2018 – Mobilize.Net today released WebMAP 5.0, the industry’s leading tool for mobilizing desktop applications to the web. Built on its patented artificial intelligence-based source understanding and translation platform, this major upgrade takes obsolete legacy code and through deep semantic translation, delivers modern code in today’s leading languages, frameworks, and architectures, including native HTML5/JavaScript.  WebMAP 5.0 adds Angular support via Progress Kendo UI, a library of native Angular UI components, making for cleaner, faster code. In addition, WebMAP eradicates technical debt by transforming applications at the code level. Modernization solutions that do not address aging source code leave organizations vulnerable to stability and security risks and create ongoing maintenance problems.

“There are so many companies that promise ‘modernization’ for desktop apps attempting to fool customers into thinking they have modernized, when in fact they have just ‘lifted and shifted’ their still-toxic technical debt into a different box,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “WebMAP5 is full modernization – you get 100% native code, eradicating technical debt, no binary runtime license fees, no vendor lock-in, no lift and shift, targeting only modern languages and frameworks ideal for today’s developers to support and maintain efficiently going forward.”

The improvements in WebMAP5 are focused on four primary areas:

  • Automation: Achieves 96% or more automation for most projects and provides customers with a native code application that is runtime-free, royalty-free. Increasing automation not only reduces the direct and indirect costs of migration, but also reduces the scope and complexity of the project. Compared to a ground-up rewrite, AI-assisted automation reduces the cost of a project by 80-90%.
  • Developer productivity: WebMAP5 takes advantage of Aspect Oriented Programming to dramatically simplify server-side code. The resulting code on the new platform retains much of the readability and maintainability of the source application, which helps developers get up to speed quickly so they can readily support, maintain and upgrade their newly migrated app. In addition to saving time on training, organizations will be able to better leverage existing talent and resources.
  • Performance: WebMAP5-migrated apps are lightweight and fast. Using well-architected native code, and without the overhead of virtualization, the performance of the migrated applications matches the performance of natively developed apps.
  • Support for industry standard technologies: Supports popular industry standard technologies ensuring that organizations can eliminate legacy platforms and use readily available talent and resources.

Automated Code Modernization Outclasses Virtualization

In recent years, a bevy of companies claiming to be “modernization” vendors have positioned themselves as the cheapest way to migrate legacy applications to the cloud – to the detriment of customers. Shifting technical debt from on-premise to the cloud adds cost and latency, without curing the disease in the underlying IP. Rather than removing technical debt, lift and shift perpetuates toxic legacy, continuing an organization’s dependency on obsolete software stacks. By contrast, Mobilize.Net’s AI-powered approach efficiently translates and re-architects legacy applications, eradicating technical debt, generating functionally equivalent applications native to modern languages, frameworks, and platforms.

WebMAP Supports Popular 90’s Legacy

Mobilize.Net transforms legacy apps written in the most popular Windows languages including VB6, C#, PowerBuilder, Silverlight to the latest web technologies.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize Modernization

“As customers migrate their critical applications and workflows to the web, the ability to accelerate the process is vitally important,” said Carl Bergenhem, Product Manager for Web Components, Progress. “With the deep integration of Kendo UI and WebMAP5, customers can create native web apps with enhanced experiences for their end users. Customer success with these new applications validates the value and impact of our collaboration.”

“Solutions like WebMAP offer customers the opportunity to accelerate their transformation from legacy applications to DevOps on Microsoft Azure,” said Shawn Nandi, senior director, strategy and partner for Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Corp. “This offering supports the adoption of cloud services, brings efficiency with automation and helps customers to focus on strategic areas of their business.”

“Mobilize tools create readable, maintainable, quality code,” said Matt Gropel, Director of Technology at AgWorks Software. “Mobilize uses familiar architecture and patterns which made it easy to immediately step into the code.” Added Greg Duhachek, CEO at AgWorks, “Mobilize technology is actually cheaper than a manual rewrite in time and dollars. It cut our costs in half.”

“Mobilize.Net enabled us to modernize one of our key buy-side applications faster and at lower cost than a manual rewrite would have incurred," said Alan Lawrence, Head of Development, Fidessa Buy-side. “We were impressed with Mobilize.Net's professional services too."

“Mobilize saved us time and money,” said David Hutchins, CEO of Hutchins Systems. With WebMAP, we got a native web application with no runtimes and no ongoing royalty payments.”

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About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Media Contact:
Dee Dee Walsh
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobilize.Net
deedeew@mobilize.net
425.609.8458

Topics: WebMAP, convert Windows to Web, #MSBuild, Modernization, HTML5, C# to HTML, Web Development, Angular

Mobilize.Net Launches WebMAP2 Cloud-Based App Analysis and Migration Solutions on Studio.Mobilize.Net

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Thu, Apr, 30, 2015 @ 00:04 AM

On-Demand Application Analysis and Migration Services Now Available Online.

Includes Instant PoCs with Before and After Code Compare and UI Previews.

Mobilize.Net today announced that WebMAP2, the industry’s leading tool for mobilizing Windows applications, is now available in the cloud, on-demand, at studio.mobilize.net. In its latest update, WebMAP2 delivers detailed application analytics and visualization, a graphical summary of the readiness of the application for automated migration to mobile, web, and cloud, and instant proofs of concepts previewing generated code, app architecture, and migrated user interface. Developers can try it for free at studio.mobilize.net and experience WebMAP2 first-hand.

“The most common question we hear from customers is ‘should I replace or rewrite my classic Windows applications, or can I bring them forward to the world of web, mobile, and cloud?’ WebMAP2 answers the question by providing powerful application analysis instantly, online,” said Tom Button, Mobilize.Net CEO. “Customers can immediately gain insight into what it takes to migrate their code to web, mobile, and cloud. Then with the full support of Mobilize.Net’s more than 20 years of experience, their project is guaranteed to be 100% successful: on-time, on-budget, functionally equivalent, and performant.”

Key features and updates in WebMAP2 include:

Convenient, On-Demand, Self-Serve Portal – Available 24/7

  • Analyze Applications Before Migrating. Analyze applications and get free reports on
    • Application size and structure
    • Dependency graph
    • References to external resources
    • Controls and UI components used
    • APIs accessed per control
    • Readiness analysis for move to HTML5

Webmap2_pie_readiness

  • Preview Migrated Applications
    • Compare original and migrated code side-by-side to see readability, maintainability
    • Inspect converted application structure and architecture before full migration is complete
    • See preview of the raw HTML rendering of converted forms with mapped controls

Automated Web App Creation with Modern Web Architecture

WebMAP2 refactors C#/Winforms applications to modern, industry standard, cloud-ready MVC web architecture supporting mobile HTML5 clients. Apps delivered by WebMAP2 are architecturally clean without proprietary runtimes. The migrated mobile applications can be run on premise or deployed to the cloud. In addition, WebMAP2 preserves variable names, comments, and structure, ensuring readability and maintainability of the resulting application. Customers starting from VB6 can use WebMAP2 also, using Mobilize.Net’s latest VBUC as the first pass.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize.Net Modernization

Organizations are using WebMAP2 to accelerate the adoption of modern platforms. Prior to its broad release, WebMAP2 has been used to successfully migrate more than 10 million lines of C#/Winforms code and tens of thousands of Windows forms to HTML5. As a result, WebMAP2 includes thousands of mappings, support for hundreds of the most common controls, to generate native HTML5. Companies using WebMAP2 range from insurance to healthcare to financial services to manufacturing.

  • ROI for WebMAP2*
    • A leading restaurant chain with a massive delivery business had an unwieldy VB6 application that required complicated maintenance and installation. The company had attempted to rewrite the application three prior times but had repeatedly failed. By using WebMAP2, the company not only got its app up and running within three months, but also met all of its performance and reliability metrics – important when any delay or downtime translates to millions of dollars of lost revenue.
    • One of the world’s largest asset tracking companies chose to use WebMAP2 to migrate their asset tracking system after evaluating the cost and time of doing a manual rewrite. Realizing that a manual rewrite would take at least 3X the money and would double the time it would take to get to market, the company was able to save more than $5M and estimated they beat a manual rewrite by more than a year.
    • One of the world’s largest software companies used WebMAP2 to migrate a large, complicated but unscalable line-of-business order entry application that accounts for $800M of revenue. With WebMAP2, the application was migrated and running on the new platform in three months vs a year. In addition to saving $3M via WebMAP2, the company also protected itself from lost revenues from an obsolete architecture.
    • A leading provider of healthcare management solutions had a mission-critical application that was tethered to a proprietary browser – which complicated portability and also caused issues with Meaningful Use compliance. The company had tried unsuccessfully to rewrite the application but ultimately turned to WebMAP2 counting on its reputation for 100% success.
    • One of the world’s leading providers of financial services technology had multiple versions of a tax application running on obsolete technology and facing government compliance issues. By using WebMAP2 to migrate the code base to HTML5, the company saved over $4M plus at least a year of development time.

“In order to stay relevant in today’s mobile-first, cloud first world, enterprises everywhere are looking to transform their legacy applications,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager of Developer Platform Marketing and Sales at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Azure, combined with Visual Studio and Mobilize.Net’s modernization technology and expertise, help accelerate our customers’ process of moving their applications to the cloud.”  

"Pruvo’s mission is to ensure software quality from end to end and we identified Mobilize.Net as the best market solution for migration. Together, we can empower our customers so they are able to preserve previous investments and knowledge, opening doors to a wide range of technologies as web, mobile and cloud. WebMAP2 provides code quality and reduces the time and cost of moving applications to modern platforms. We look forward to continued collaboration in this great partnership with Mobilize.Net ", said André Sorpreso, general manager at Pruvo.

“At Crosslake Technologies, it’s important for us to provide premier services to our customers, said Russ Albright, Principal at Crosslake Technologies. “Mobilize.Net WebMAP2 has provided real value to us, helping us to manage large projects and ensure 100% customer satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to partner with Mobilize.Net to help customers accelerate the move to cloud-enabled mobile platforms.”

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Topics: manual rewrite, application modernization, application migration, Visual Basic, HTML5, Mobile Application Development, MVC, convert Windows to Web, Windows 10

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