IBM Delivers Rational Migration Extension for Rich UI
December 15, 2009 Alex Woodie
It may be hard to imagine, but IBM seems downright giddy about the prospects of creating “rich user interfaces,” particularly among the big, conservative System i and System z shops that rely upon green-screen applications to run their businesses. That is why IBM appears to want to get the rich user interface design components right, and that’s why it launched Rational Migration Extension for Rich UI last week.
With IBM Rational Migration Extension for Rich UI, IBM is basically delivering a framework that allows customers who have previously modernized their 5250 or 3270 green screens with the rich UI capabilities of RBD 7.5.1 to continue to maintain and enhance their new screens, without worrying too much about breaking the application.
This is not the first Rational Migration Extension plug-in offered by IBM. In June 2008 it announced Rational Migration Extension for IBM i, which does prep work for transforming RPG into Java or COBOL code as part of the EGL transformation. IBM also offers Migration Extensions for the Adabase relational database, the Natural programming language, and, as of last week, CA‘s Cool:Gen 4GL tools for Unix and mainframe.
For more information on the Rational Migration Extension for Rich UI, see U.S. Software Announcement 209-375.