Informix Genero, an IBM software product developed in partnership with Four Js Development Tools, is a logical enhancement to the Informix 4GL language and environment, which offers extensive capabilities for developing modern web and desktop GUI applications, reports, and web services.
Datasync has been working with Informix 4GL and now Informix Genero for many years and has established an extensive skill base in the technology, covering migrations from older versions through to full scale development of modern mobile web based applications.
Migrating from Informix 4GL to Genero
Looking for a quick, cost-effective alternative to rewriting IBM Informix 4GL applications?
Using IBM Informix Genero, Dataysnc can recompile 4GL applications and run them as GUI and web applications while retaining the current business logic. Converted applications are ready to deploy on various platforms, there is usually only a light level of redevelopment required to compensate for historic coding practices and limited testing in comparison to a full rewrite. This allows customers to leverage their investment in the embedded and proven business logic in the “green screen” applications and enhance the graphical interface over time, all while the applications remain available.
Datasync has completed multiple enhancements to the Informix 4GL application used by the Canberra Fertility Clinic and other clinics around Australia. These enhancements have seen the system move from a “green screen” based solution to a web based application using modern GUI constructs. This move to GUI based constructs has allowed training of new staff to be streamlined, far higher levels of data quality and the development of more efficient business workflows. The system has also been moved from older, unsupported operating systems and databases to modern systems, opening the potential to better manage costs via hosted and virtual solutions. The system has also gained technology building blocks which offer many new opportunities such as the use of HTML5 web browser access, tablet user interfaces, SOA/Web Services interfaces and JDBC.