New Experience Report Reveals Details of Modernizing Six Smalltalk Applications to Java

Company Saves Seven Years by Partnering with Synchrony Systems

Greenwich, CT (October 17, 2023) – Synchrony Systems, Inc., a technology pioneer for the management and execution of complex application modernizations, released an in-depth experience report on the modernization of six Smalltalk applications to Java. It describes the unique three-year collaboration between Synchrony and a German  IT services provider for the financial sector.

“This project provided an opportunity to turn the modernization experience on its head,” said Synchrony Systems CEO Slavik Zorin. “We co-developed a true collaborative approach that allowed the company’s engineering team to retain control and have complete visibility into all phases of the modernization process while allowing the application development and modernization to run in parallel. Together, we shrunk an estimated 10-year rewrite of well over two million lines of code down to three years.”  

“With Synchrony’s help, their advanced technology stack, and a strong team, we completed migrating all of our Smalltalk applications to the desired target Java architecture and were finally able to retire Smalltalk,” stated the company’s modernization project lead and veteran software developer. “We could not have done it without Synchrony’s technology, modernization expertise, and strong commitment to success.”

The Modernization Experience Report includes details such as:

  • company and project background
  • modernization initiative challenges, requirements, and vendor selection
  • Synchrony Smalltalk Migration Technology (SMT) and modernization platform overview
  • modernization readiness phase, including work breakdown, team collaboration, and project timeline
  • modernization implementation phase, including parallel track progress, halfway evaluation, functional testing, and code quality
  • final deliverable, conclusion, and takeaways
  • an appendix, including analysis of the codebase, pipelines, operations, deliveries, and more

This in-depth report is available for limited release to companies interested in understanding the details of modernizing large, legacy applications. Request your copy