2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2002)
Oct. 29, 2002 to Nov. 1, 2002
Integrating legacy Cobol systems into a web-based archtecture is a complex and challenging task. Cobol is not a distributed and object-oriented language, however its integration with other languages or distributed systens is a prerequisite to archieve migration toward web technologies. Moreover, the user interface and the user interaction modalities need to be changed. Numerous strategies have been proposed for wrapping the business logic and for re-implementing the user interface, but there is still a great need for experimental research. <div></div> This paper presents a migration strategy whose target system is a web-enabled architecture base on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern. By extracting all the needed information from the Cobol source code, the realized toolkit can automatically generate the wrappers for the business logic and the data model and the web user interface as Java Server Pages.<div></div> The strategy and the toolkit presented have been defined with the project M&S SW, a research project aimed at defining new technological solutions to be transferred to Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the Information and Communication Technologies.
M. Tortorella, T. Bodhuin, E. Guardabascio, "Migrating COBOL Systems to the WEB by Using the MVC Design Pattern", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 0329, 2002, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2002.1173090