Application Modernization with XML and SOAP Using XML Thunder Lite: Convert COBOL COPYBOOK or C Header Files to/from XSD or WSDL

Free software tool allows rapid conversion of legacy enterprise application COBOL or C data structures to/from XML and SOAP.

Oct 18, 2010, 15:50 ET from Canam Software Labs, Inc.

MISSISSAGUA, Ontario, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Canam Software Labs, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of XML Thunder Lite, a free downloadable software tool that allows quick conversion of COBOL COPYBOOKS or C data structures to XML, XSD or SOAP. By automating an essential process for application modernization that up to now was manual and error prone, XML Thunder Lite benefits end users as well as IT services organizations. XML Thunder Lite is a bi-directional solution as it also allows conversion of XML, XSD, WSDL or SOAP to COBOL COPYBOOKS or C structures. Built on years of experience working with enterprise customers this solution encapsulates best practices and practical project experience.

Most application modernization projects taking advantage of XML, web services or SOA technology include the need to map existing application data structures to XML or SOAP nodes. This mapping serves as the basis for constructing program logic that will enable existing application programs to consume or produce data as XML or SOAP. The creation of XML schemas or WSDL files describing the rules for XML or SOAP from existing data structures is a manual, time consuming and error prone process. XML Thunder Lite automates this and provides software developers with the freedom to perform rapid conversions. The converted data structures can also be used as input to other technologies, such as Java or .Net.

XML Thunder Lite is a free software product downloadable from In addition to XML Thunder Lite's conversion capability, the full XML Thunder product also enables the generation of complete COBOL or C implementation program logic that creates or consumes XML or SOAP. XML processing can be document level for one document at a time or can be stream oriented for XML documents of unlimited size.

With unparalleled XML feature support for COBOL applications, XML Thunder's current customers include banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions, manufacturers, transportation and defense contractors, national armed forces, and retail companies. These organizations chose XML Thunder for their XML or SOAP processing needs because of the product's unique capabilities and the vendor's client-oriented support.

Technology solutions for software developers from Canam Software Labs, Inc. aim to automate complex aspects of software development so corporate developers can focus on providing business solutions freed up from complexity inherent to technology. Canam Software Labs, Inc. accomplishes this by creating development tools that bring automation, repeatability and best practices to our clients. The use of Canam Software Labs, Inc.'s software tools result in higher productivity, faster time-to-market, more efficient use of human and computing resources, and reduction in the risk profile of a project.

Canam Software Labs, Inc. is a Mississauga, Canada based global Information Technology solutions company providing innovative application development products and services to blue chip organizations around the world. The company's proven capability has helped Forbes Global 2000 customers in over 40 countries worldwide. For more information please visit


Timothy Steele
Canam Software Labs, Inc.
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