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Why Developers Should Avoid Screen Scraping

Why Developers Should Avoid Screen Scraping

When OpenLegacy first describes what we do – extending mainframe assets to web, mobile and cloud environments – the inevitable initial response is always, "Oh, you do screen scraping." While it’s[...]

Why Developers Should Avoid Screen Scraping

May 28, 2015

When OpenLegacy first describes what we do – extending mainframe assets to web, mobile and cloud environments – the inevitable initial response is always, "Oh, you do screen scraping." While it’s[...]

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RPG: A Dead End or Path to Mobility?

May 14, 2015

Every good Mainframe/Mid-Range Administrator knows the value of RPG – the “official language” of backend application development. Originally released in 1959 for modifying punch card machines,[...]

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Integration: The True Make/Break Point for Government Modernization

May 05, 2015

Any IT professional that has ever tried to modernize a government’s mainframe or legacy data store has inevitably faltered at the integration point. The complicated middleware schemes of the past[...]

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Those Were the (Mainframe) Days, My Friend

April 16, 2015

If you’re the type of person who gets upset when people talk about the death of the mainframe, and fondly remember using an IBM Selectric typewriter as an input console, then you, too, may enjoy[...]

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Questions We Were Asked at the WMCPA and NEUGC Events

April 08, 2015

March was a busy month for OpenLegacy as we made our way up to Wisconsin and Massachusetts for two regional COMMON events. In this post, we wanted to share a few notes on our experience and our[...]

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Mainframe and Legacy Systems: The Classic Cars of IT

March 03, 2015

Design, power and durability. These are the qualities that most people – including the younger generations – tend to associate with the classic American muscle car. This is also how a true IT[...]

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Rethinking Mainframe Modernization: Top 5 Misconceptions

February 24, 2015

With all the lip service paid to making business apps more mobile or accessible from the cloud, many mainframe owners are starting to feel left out. That’s because they still believe that[...]

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How These 4 Things Will Change The Way You Approach Legacy Modernization

December 17, 2014

We hear a version of this all the time: “Modernizing a legacy system is just impossible. Between our mainframe, proprietary apps, and multiple databases, it will take forever and cost a king’s[...]

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