Migration made easier

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Last year we released a legacy migration guide for converting legacy gadgets to gadgets.* by hand. At the time, we promised a migration tool to help perform these migrations automatically.

Today, I’m happy to announce the legacy gadget migration tool, which will convert existing XML and JavaScript code to use the gadgets.* API. The tool will accept raw XML and JavaScript to convert, or a publicly visible URL, read the code, and replace references to the legacy API with their gadgets.* equivalents. In the rare case where a migration cannot be automatically performed, it will output per-line warnings indicating what changes developers must make by hand, along with a relevant link to the migration guide.

Of course, please test migrated code before deploying to all of your users.

If you have any questions, please inquire in the iGoogle Developer Forum.