what's new in LegaSuite.
Application modernization is all about innovating with your proven applications. LegaSuite 7.1 makes that easier and faster.
J Walk and WinJa developers, we heard you.
New Eclipse environment. Drag and drop. Multi-step undo. Easy mass changes. XML files for everything. And best of all, an easy upgrade with built-in tutorials.
Work together. Commit together. Integrate with change control and support agile development.
Put your modernized apps where users want them with our simplified deployment architecture. Desktop. Web. And mobile. Virtual- and cloud-ready.
Brand new tools and features.
LegaSuite has brand new tools for process automation, charts and dashboards, and functional testing, as well as key SOA enhancements.
Use a brand-new GUI development environment.
We’ve introduced a totally new workbench with dozens of enhancements that make modernization easier, faster, and focused on quality.
New Workbench, familiar project structure.
Work with familiar project elements like panels, screens, and OIS. Do it in our new LegaSuite Workbench, where you can work with multiple projects at once, drag-and-drop between projects, globally change project components, support new image types like PNG and TIFF, and undo as much as you want.
Maximize your productivity.
Compare screens and panels side-by-side, change field properties for groups of fields in one go, compare current and older versions of any object, connect to multiple hosts at once, publish multiple GUI packages from a single GUI project. Configure the Workbench in the way that suits you best and start multi-tasking.
Debug like a pro.
The Workbench quality-checks as you develop, alerting you instantly yif you create something that won’t work. We’ve also introduced script assist and a powerful debugger, so you can format Seagull Scripts right the first time and ensure they work all the time.
Manually identify with confidence.
LegaSuite can use both screen sources and live screens. With LegaSuite, our Workbench now captures live screens and field states as screen shots while you work. The result is a fully documented version of each live screen you use in every state it can be in.
Upgrading is easy.
To upgrade from J Walk and Winja 4.1 or 4.2, simply right-click in the Resource Explorer and select Import. A handy Wizard guides you through the process. Your original project files remain where they are. The import process creates a new project in your designated Eclipse workspace.
Modernize applications as a team.
Whether you practice agile or traditional / waterfall development, you don’t do it alone—you do it in a team. Your team might also include business people. LegaSuite incorporates team-based development without tying you to a specific methodology.
Collaborate with business users and developers.
Teams work better when everyone can see what’s being built and contribute ideas. The LegaSuite Workbench live test feature is perfectly suited for frequent functional demos to business users, and working examples can be deployed to QA and UAT servers on demand.
Use your source control management tool of choice.
Almost all source control tools offer an Eclipse plug-in. Since all objects in LegaSuite are individual XML files, it's easy for individual developers on a team to check out the files they need and check them back in later.
Synchronize source application and LegaSuite project changes.
LegaSuite is built on top of existing applications, so if they change, the LegaSuite projects need to change. But the application developer isn't always the LegaSuite developer. Automate the hand-off with regularly scheduled audits that notify you of existing application changes. Some changes can even be applied automatically.
Rocket Aldon integration.
LegaSuite can be integrated with Rocket Aldon’s line of application lifecycle management solutions. If you already use a Rocket Aldon ALM solution, you can manage your original application artifacts and your LegaSuite artifacts with one solution!
Faster, easier deployment.
Web and mobile deployments require a reliable, high-performance runtime architecture. We’ve updated our runtime engines to be faster, easier to configure, easier to load balance, and ready for SaaS and cloud.
Unified server architecture.
We’ve changed the way our runtime engines work so that a single engine can work with mainframe, IBM i, and UNIX applications. The result is reduced complexity. We can also add the enhancements that you want faster because we only have to enhance a single component.
Easier to manage and configure.
When you install the GUI Engine to your web server or application server, available deployment types are clearly broken out by folder. All configuration for each deployment type takes place in the appropriate folder.
LegaSuite comes with 64-bit versions of our runtime engines. You can utilize the full capabilities of your 64-bit architecture and run more users or sessions per engine. If your servers are still 32-bit, we provide builds for that too.
Virtual- and cloud- ready.
LegaSuite solutions can be delivered on virtual hardware and in a Software-as-a-Service model from a public or private Cloud. You can both develop and deploy LegaSuite solutions entirely in a SaaS model.
Brand new tools and features.
LegaSuite has brand new tools for process automation, business intelligence, and functional testing and key SOA enhancements.
New process automation module.
Applications affect how work gets done. Automate and improve workflow with LegaSuite Workflow.
Dashboards and reports.
Batch reports are so ’80s. Interact with your data with dashboards and reports with LegaSuite Insight.
LegaSuite Test Suite lets you execute automated test plans to further improve solution quality and performance.
More SOA features.
New Java runtime in CICS, deployment to all mainframe specialty engines, and new designer for client/server application modernization.