Originally posted by chorton
Does anyone know of any tools which will convert a Progress application to pure Java?
We have an application which we would like to move to be JAVA based on a Oracle/DB2 database. We do not want to license any Progress products.
I have a large experience concerning Progress database design and implementation using both available database engine: 4GL and SQL-92 (using Java language). As far as I know there is no software that can automatically translate even a part of 4GL code into Java code. This is why you must rewrite all your application. If your Progress database is designed correctly (each table has primary key and there are also defined foreign keys) you shouldn't meet problems moving logical structure of your database from Progress to Oracle/DB2.
But why to leave such powerful and efficient tool as Progress 4GL is ?