Being successful already for decades, Delta's generative development system ADS for enterprise back-end applications in COBOL and PL/1 has been used to develop extremely large applications. Decisions about the further development, the modernisation and the orientation of these applications regarding new technologies require profound understanding and reliable assessment of these core applications.
The new ADS 6 focuses on these requirements: ADS 6 improves the understanding of the ADS applications by offering new functions. Language extensions for ADS MACRO simplify the development and maintenance of the application frameworks. Analyses and reports provide reliable information for the assessment.
Our customers have implemented extremely large applications by using Delta ADS: including billions of generated LOC and hundreds of thousands of programs. According to statements of our customers, only a few developers are needed to maintain and further develop thousands of programs. The development with ADS is stable, reliable and very efficient.
"The new ADS 6 enables us to further improve the efficiency and quality of our software development and maintenance. For example new functions for the detailed documentation and description of the generating process help us to securely and fast perform changes and enhancements on our large scale and complex applications."
Oswald Klackl, Head of Architecture & Quality Management, B+S Banksysteme
Delta ADS applications have grown over a long period. They are an active business value that comprises significant investments. Over time, the knowledge of the implementation often got lost. As a result, the costs for maintenance and usage increase.
With ADS 6 we help you to re-document your applications and to analyse the implemented logic.
This way you understand your software!
During the generation, ADS 6 collects all information about interfaces, definitions, macro usage and much more. Using easy-to-configure reports you get detailed documentation, you can perform statistical and dynamic analyses and assess your code. In addition, individual analyses are possible as well, e.g. to estimate efforts or to prepare decisions for modernisations.
"Understanding the existing applications gets more and more important. With ADS 6 we want to provide profound information on the applications to ensure that our customers have a reliable basis for the decisions about the future of their core applications. This information directly results in considerable savings for the development and maintenance of these large applications." says Rüdiger Schilling, CEO, Delta Software Technology.
ADS MACRO is the key element of the ADS development system for the systematic multiple re-use of code. Some enterprises even have developed their own generator systems by using ADS MACRO.
The ADS 6 extensions for ADS MACRO provide more flexibility and clarity, better readability and understanding during the development. The main key words are:
"The Delta products bring a tremendous boost to productivity in development and maintenance. We know that based on more than 20 years of experience. This is real added value."
Rainer Neuhaus, Development Manager, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland
ADS 6 provides the functions that help you to better understand your Delta ADS applications. The new functions and language extensions improve the readability and maintainability of the applications. With the new release of ADS the development and maintenance gets even more efficient. ADS 6 provides:
ADS 6 is released! Please use our contact form to order the release now.