The IDE is similar to the Visual Studio IDE, but is powered by the semantic understanding and continuous compilation engines.  Virtual continuous compilation allows the user to be guided in refactoring, mapping, or wider ranging re-architecting they still need to perform, through suggestions and comments.  Even more remarkably, it shows the results of those changes directly to the user, without the need to complete the migration, including error messages and warnings that further guide the user on the path to a well written and architected, optimized and modernized application.


An important task performed in the IDE is adding standard or custom security, identification and authorization to the modernized application, so that these extremely important parts of a modern application are not added as an afterthought to the product.