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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.”

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

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 New WebMAP 4.0 with Dramatic Increases in Automation and Output App Performance

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Mon, Oct, 31, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

WebMAP 4.0 automates up to 97% of Windows to Web app migrations, reducing manual work by an order of magnitude, while improving performance on key web app performance benchmarks by 10X or more

 BELLEVUE, WA – Nov 1, 2016 – Mobilize.Net today announced that WebMAP 4.0, the industry’s leading tool for migrating Windows applications to the web, is available for immediate customer use. WebMAP 4.0 includes support for thousands of additional objects, properties, methods, events, and language features, dramatically decreasing the time, cost, and risk of converting Windows applications into web applications. In addition to the increased automation, WebMAP also improves output web application performance and generates code that is even easier to read and maintain. Customers can access WebMAP at studio.mobilize.net.

“In terms of sheer number of improvements, this is the biggest WebMAP release - ever,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “We built this tool based on the lessons learned from migrating millions of lines of real-world customer code with our own product. There’s no faster way to transform Windows desktop apps into modern, native, cloud and mobile-ready web apps.”

The improvements in WebMAP include:

  • Increased automation: Up to 97% automated migration[1] is possible via support for thousands of additional third party and Microsoft components and their associated properties, methods, and events. Mobilize also added support for many new language features in the most popular Windows programming languages. WebMAP 4.0 accelerates app migration from Windows to web, saving months or years of unnecessary manual work.
  • Faster code. WebMAP 4.0 produces code that is faster – both on the client and server. The tool radically reduces time needed for message serialization and state synchronization through Mobilize.Net’s new performance optimized implementation of the industry standard MVC architecture. The resulting web apps load faster and respond quicker to user input, like clicking a button or populating a data-bound control that requires a server action. For example, a data grid that required over 3 seconds to load 19k items in WebMAP 3 now loads 20 times faster – just 152 milliseconds. These controls are common in Windows desktop apps and have previously frustrated attempts of developers to move them to the web with similar user experience.
  • Readable and maintainable code. WebMAP 4.0 follows standard architectural patterns with which today’s developers are familiar. The generated code is simplified, well commented, and pulls forward the same mnemonic variable names and comments developers will recognize from the original application, and comes with full source code enabling easy updates in the future to add features and support new technologies.

To date, more than 30 million lines of code have been migrated using WebMAP. With WebMAP’s ability to get smarter with each migration, the tool has better automation than ever before.

WebMAP Offers Relief to Silverlight, PowerBuilder and .NET Customers

Customers who have made large investments in legacy desktop technologies such as Visual Basic, C#, PowerBuilder, Silverlight, .NET and others need not abandon the valuable IP in that source code. WebMAP 4.0 provides a quick and cost-effective path forward for legacy code to move to the modern world of web, mobile and cloud.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize Modernization

“Mobilze.Net builds tools to help developers transform applications for our cloud-first, mobile-first world,” said Shawn Nandi, senior director, Microsoft Corp. “Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP modernization technology accelerates customers’ ability to move to Microsoft Azure and enjoy the benefits of mobile and the cloud.”

“Advanced has helped thousands of customers with legacy applications through complex modernization initiatives,” said Jeff Shelby, Director of Application Modernization at Advanced. “When our customers need to take their Windows applications to the cloud or mobile-enable them, we use WebMAP to ensure they get a top-performing solution that is also easy to maintain and enhance.”

“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.”

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

Learn more about WebMAP at a free webinar on November 8: http://www.mobilize.net/free-html5-webinar

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. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. 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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[1] Based on tests with real-world migration projects ranging from 100KLoC to over 1M lines of code.

Topics: WebMAP, HTML5, C# to HTML, Modernization, application modernization, Azure

Mobilize.Net Rescues Developers from Another “Zombie” Programming Platform from the 90s: PowerBuilder

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Oct, 12, 2016 @ 06:10 AM

Mobilize.Net extends WebMAP to transform PowerBuilder applications into modern web applications, fully mobile and cloud ready

BELLEVUE, WA – Oct 12, 2016 – Mobilize.Net, the leading modernization tools provider today, announced it has extended WebMAP to include support for PowerBuilder in its list of source languages and platforms. With this release, Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP tools now automate the conversion of PowerBuilder applications to cloud-ready Java-based server components and fully native HTML5 clients. Customers receive a native code application on the new platform that is re-factored and re-architected optimally for web, mobile and cloud.

“We live in a time where technology becomes obsolete in record time,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “At Mobilize, we consider it a failure if our customers have to throw away their valuable line-of-business applications. We are focused on helping organizations move their proven business logic and workflows off legacy platforms to provide their business and users the full benefit of cutting edge architectures and new platforms, so their proven IP can continue to deliver maximum business value for years to come.”

Mobilize Unblocks PowerBuilder from Moving to Web, Mobile and Cloud

Mobilize.Net's powerful WebMAP software migration technology automates the transformation of PowerBuilder apps to modern web apps. In most cases, WebMAP automates 90% or more of the code conversion. The tool reduces the manual work of migrating to the web and gives developers less project risk because there are fewer bugs and feature creep than is typical with a manual rewrite. The resulting web applications follow industry standard web architectures; ensuring that the app is future-proof and mobile and cloud-ready.

Native Code Allows for Continued Improvements

Mobilize.Net tools generate native code on the target platform – with no costly or opaque runtimes which can quickly become the new legacy problem. Unlike the runtime libraries or frameworks which commonly accompany other migration tools, the pure native code model enables customers to continue to evolve the application taking full advantage of all innovations on the new platform.

Migrates Apps in One Third the Time for Maximum Developer Productivity

Based on the automated code analysis and transformation technology already in WebMAP, the PowerBuilder tool enables complete migrations in a third or less of the time required for a manual rewrite, dramatically reducing cost and project risk associated with manual rewrites. To date, the beta tool has been used on millions of lines of code to successfully migrate PowerBuilder projects.

Learn more about transforming PowerBuilder apps at http://www.mobilize.net/solution/legacy-solutions/powerbuilder

Customer Praise for Mobilize.Net*

“Mobilize.Net gave me a very cost-effective way to move my application from an outdated platform to the web,” said David Hutchins at Hutchins System. “Their service and support were stellar.”

“Mobilize.Net stood out with their methodology and their very powerful migration tool,” said Robert Burns, Integration Business Leader at CFM Materials.

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

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. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. 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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Topics: PowerBuilder, HTML5, Java, Modernization

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