Our new solutions have all been beta tested with real customer code. At time of writing we have not converted enough sources to meet our high quality standards. For a solution to be market ready we need to have done at least 5000 sources from different clients. We are looking for customers who are willing to convert their legacy application with a discount so we can proof our solutions further.
Interested in converting your legacy application with our new possibilities. Please contact us to discuss the options:
If you rather wait until the solutions are fully matured we can keep you informed of our progress. Please sent us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the input and output options you are most interested in so we can send you the relevant information
The output option you select is independent of the input language of your legacy application. The advantage of this: the framework StrongHold delivers for any option has a borad user base and functionality converted for one language is available for all others
We have plans to support other languages and output options in the future. We will look for real customer questions in determining which options to provide. At the current time however we will be spending our energy in getting these options to the required quality
Conversion of Oracle Forms
Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports, also known as Oracle Developer were Oracle's 4GL language to develop graphical business applications. The support for this product is waining and Oracle offers JDeveloper as the new alternative to Oracle Forms. Oracle does not offer an automated option to move from Oracle Forms to Oracje JDeveloper. With StrongHold Bricks Brains2B offers a solution that can convert to JDeveloper or any other of our output options
At the moment approximatly 1000 client sources were converted successfully
We convert de fmb, mmb en olb files of Oracle Forms to a working Java solution, including lay-out en pl/sql code. We don't support Oracle Report at the moment.
We do not use information stored in Oracle Designer at the moment. We require a working database to get our additional information from.
Within Oracle Forms it is possible to include Active-X controls and COM objects. We do not convert their functionality automatically. It is possible to replace these functions with a Java equivalent with the help of StrongHold's custom API's.
Conversion of Ms Access
It is not uncommon for companies to start applications in Microsoft Access or Excel that will later grow out to be a critical business application. Unfortunately those Office applications do not scale well to a large number of users or large amount of data. They might also not fit with the business critical infrastructure. For Ms Access Brains2B offers a conversion to a full Java solution using an complete RDMBS allowing your application to scale with the importance it has to your business.
At the moment approximately 500 objects from client applications were successfully converted
We convert all object from a MS Access application (mdb) to Java or SQL
It is possible within Access to use external Active-X or COM objects. These are not automatically converted to Java, with the exception of ComCtl32. In general it is possible to replace them with a Java equivalent using StrongHold's custom API's
Ms Access offers a rich palette of possibilities to change color, backgrounds or fonts for each object. At the moment not all those attributes are converted, especially backgrounds. The conversion tools do offer the ability to ignore some of these attributes to allow for a more uniform business application.
StrognHold does not offer the design functionality of MS Access. It is not possible to create or change forms, reports or queries from within the new Java application. After conversion the code needs to be maintained separately in a Java development environment. There are no plans to offer this design functionality in future releases
The conversion of MS Access to Java is offered to business only. Brains2B does not do business with consumers directly and does not offer solutions for non-business infrastructures.
3 tier solution
Our 3 tier solution has been around for a while. A description you can find here. In the new release of StrongHold we offer a few new possibilities
selection of persistence tools: Hibernate, TopLink.
Thin client is independent of your application so all updates to your application can be distributed from your servers
A complete Java/JSF web solution
From StrongHold's first version customers have been asking for a full web version of the converted application. Up until now we have not been able to deliver the user experience that was required, because the field level validation customers were expecting could not be delivered in HTML. Now with the help of Ajax and JSF and on the basis of the n-tier solution we can supply a complete web application that runs in your browser.
At the moment approximately 1300 objects from client applications were successfully converted
Convert your application directly to JDeveloper
Especially our Oracle Forms clients were very interested in replacing Oracle Forms with Oracle JDeveloper. We have made big straights to use the functionality and ADF framework of JDeveloper with converted Oracle Forms.
This option is the latest brick in our StrongHold and we are working hard to match the new environment as closely as possible with your converted sources to create maintainable code.
At time of writing a few performance issues are still open making the converted code perform well with TopLink and ADF. The converted code works, but we are striving to get have as good a performance from the users perspective as under the legacy application.