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# Thursday, November 10, 2011

A bit history: the first release of this solution was about 9.5 years ago...

Today we've run into a strange situation. One of our clients ask us about automatic conversion of data from mainframe (that were defined as COBOL copybooks) into XML or Java/.NET objects. On our suggestion to use eXperanto, which is well known to him, he stated that he wouldn't like to use a tool of a company that is no more exists...

The situation, in our opinion, become more strange when you consider the following:

  • eXperanto (the design-time tool and run-time libraries for Java and .NET) were developed, well tested, and delivered by us to production already several years ago.
  • the client bought this set (the tool and libraries).
  • the set is in production yet already in another big company, and is used time to time by our company in different migration projects.
  • the client talks with developers of this tool and run-time libraries, and he knows about this fact.
  • the client uses widely open source solutions even without dedicated vendors or support warranties.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:14:09 PM UTC  #    Comments [2] -
.NET | Java | Thinking aloud
Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:06:37 AM UTC
You need to open source eXperanto and charge for support!
Oleg Tkachenko
Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:20:42 AM UTC
We've came to the same agreement with Arthur.
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