An independent code analysis conducted by IBM on the advantages of modernizing CA 2E (Synon) on IBM i using X–2E Modernize.
CA 2E (Synon) was one of the most successful 4GL tools on IBM i and is still used by numerous organizations. Today, however, these companies are under pressure to modernize their business applications beyond the scope and capability of what CA 2E can offer. For example, it can be hard to find developers with CA 2E skills. CA 2E applications are also less agile, and integrating them with others systems can be challenging.
Converting your CA 2E applications to Java and other modern languages enables you to modernize valuable code to take advantage of new opportunities. By transforming from CA 2E to Java, you’ll be able to respond to current and future business needs faster and grow your business.
This white paper briefly describes the advantages of modernizing CA 2E (Synon) on IBM i. It includes IBM’s evaluation of the maintainability of Java code converted from CA 2E by Fresche’s X-2E Modernize solution. CA 2E is ideally suited for conversion to Java as it contains a highly useful design model. The white paper also includes an overview of X-2E Modernize features in addition to an architecture diagram for the converted code.