NeoKicks Gains Support for Channels and Containers

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Alchemy Solutions, Inc. announced the release of NeoKicks™ V3.0.9.0 today. The CICS modernization application now supports channels and containers, key functions of many mainframe CICS applications developed after 2002. With NeoKicks V3, those CICS applications can now be migrated to Windows servers.

Channels and containers is good news for businesses that have been stuck on the mainframe due to newer CICS apps. Now they can move all their apps to Windows servers with Alchemy.

Alchemy Solutions, Inc. announced the release of NeoKicks™ V3.0.9.0 today. The CICS modernization application now supports channels and containers, key functions of many mainframe CICS applications developed after 2002. With NeoKicks V3, those CICS applications can now be migrated to Windows servers.

NeoKicks transforms CICS applications into ASP.NET web pages. Channels and containers enable CICS applications to share information. With the latest release of NeoKicks, this information can now be greater than 32k.

"Now we'll be able to help more businesses transform their legacy IT into modern distributed systems," says Hollis. "It makes our legacy migration tools truly comprehensive."

Ten Additional Verbs Supported by NeoKicks

Seven new CONTAINER commands are now supported including DELETE, ENDBROWSE, GET, GETNEXT, MOVE, PUT and STARTBROWSE. Additionally, there are three CHANNEL commands: LINK, START and XCTL. 

The new release also includes a tool to update projects from the Microsoft .NET Framework™ 2 to .NET Framework 3.5/4, and support for cut/copy/paste in insert and overtype modes in the Web interface of compiled NeoKicks projects.

NeoKicks V3 is available for purchase now and will be distributed as a free upgrade to Alchemy Solutions customers who have a maintenance plan.

"Support for channels and containers is good news for businesses that have been stuck on the mainframe due to newer, more complex CICS applications. Now they can move all of their applications and data to Windows servers with Alchemy Solutions." — Kelly Hollis, Vice President of Engineering at Alchemy Solutions, Inc.

About Alchemy Solutions

Alchemy Solutions modernizes business IT through software developed for the Microsoft® application platform. NetCOBOL for .NET runs COBOL on the Microsoft .NET™ Framework. NeoKicks translates CICS to ASP.net web pages. NeoData converts indexed data files to SQL. NeoBatch executes JCL in Windows. The mainframe modernization tools can also launch COBOL and CICS into the cloud via Windows Azure™.

Contact:
Dustin Driver
Marketing Communications
Alchemy Solutions, Inc.
ddriver(at)alchemysolutions(dot)com
541-323-2449

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