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

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

Modernize PowerBuilder apps to Java with Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net Architecture Diagram for PowerBuilder to Java apps

“Mobilize.Net gave me a very cost-effective way to move my application from an outdated platform to the web,” said David Hutchins at Hutchins System.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, 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 http://www.mobilize.net.

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