QSP Labs


Software Reengineering

Harry Sneed
Consultant, SoRing Kft, Budapest
27.11.2015, 14-18:00, 28.11.2015, 9:00-17:00
3W04 Seminar Room, ICT Building (2ns floor), Technikerstra├če 21a, Innsbruck

Lab Description

The goal of the seminar is to teach students how to convert legacy code into Ja-va. They will be given tools for restructuring and refactoring COBOL and PL/I as well as for converting COBOL and PL/I to Java. They will receive hands on experience in using the tools on small sample programs. In addition, case studies will be presented on large scale migration projects in Austria, some of which are still in progress. Students should become aware of how difficult it is to modernize old applications and what is required to do it. They should also learn why it is necessary to migrate and what alter-native migration paths can be followed, e.g. redevelopment, reimplementation, conver-sion and wrapping.

Language: English
Structure: Presentation, interactive case studies, exercises with laptops
Maximal number of participants: 12

About the Expert

Harry Sneed has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland. He worked 3 years for the US Navy Department as a Programmer/Analyst before coming to Germany to work for the Hochschulinfor-mationssysteme and later for Siemens. In 1978 he went to Hungary to establish a software testing and tool development laboratory. He is still a tool developer.