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Butler, C.W. ; Dept. of Comput. Inf. Syst., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, USA ; Clark, J.D.

The typical enterprise's application portfolio links today's newer, multiplatform applications with legacy mainframe apps. These legacy relics were written in arcane languages few now understand, often contain more patches than source, and have poor, if any, documentation. Hard as they are to live with, you know your enterprise cannot live without them, they hold too much data. The author considers how reverse engineering can help by rescuing your priceless data from its retro prison

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IT Professional  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 3 )