Articles about modernizing legacy applications
Over the years I have come across many Progress applications where management wonders whether they should stay with Progress. The application does what it was designed to do but is regarded as old fashioned by users and some management members. Perhaps the technology or the user interface is outdated and they blame Progress. External consultants and peers are quick to agree with this impression as anyone unfamiliar with Progress would rather implement new functionality in technologies they know. According to these consultants, the only option is to rewrite the application from scratch using different tools and technology.
The above scenario seems all too familiar to many software professionals, so is therefore all the more astonishing because the whole picture is based on misinformation.