Adds .Net, Java and web service connector tools
eCube Systems, a provider of tools and middleware products for enterprise systems, has released a new version of NXTera RPC middleware, which will include .Net, Java and web service connector tools.
The company said that the new tools, collectively called NXTmake, will enable existing COBOL business logic to be exposed as contemporary Java, .Net and web services components.
According to eCube Systems, generic COBOL business logic or logic that incorporates legacy RPC middleware such as Entera, EZRPC, ONC-RPC, and DCE, can use NXTera 6.0 to leverage COBOL code from contemporary middleware frameworks. The NXTera 6.0 tools are incorporated into the NXTera workbench in Eclipse or as utilities for use with Microsoft Visual Studio.
NXTera’s NXTmake tool generates C#, Visual Basic.NET, Java, or web services connectors for COBOL business logic in either Visual Studio or Eclipse. By leveraging NXTera 6.0, legacy services can now be deployed as contemporary web services and integrated into browser-based applications, widgets, mash-ups and mobile applications, the company said.
The NXTera 6.0 and the embedded workbench allows existing Entera and RPC users to develop both client/server and web services applications in JAVA, C#, C, COBOL, FORTRAN and PERL, within a single GUI environment. NXTera workbench development will be supported on all major development client platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
In additon, the NXTera 6.0 server architecture is certified on Linux, Windows, zOS (zLinuz,) Solaris AIX, HP-UX, and HP OpenVMS. It supports both Microsoft IIS and Apache AXIS2 web services application stacks.
Kevin Barnes, president and CEO of eCube Systems, said: “Companies with valuable business logic written in COBOL can now avoid costly rewrites and quickly respond to business need. Speed and responsiveness drive productivity. Bringing COBOL business logic to .Net, Java and web service creates a powerful tactical advantage.”