The future for COBOL programmers...?

Hello Experts,

I hear and read that Microsoft .Net is a good way to go if
you want to give your existing Cobol programmers in your firm a rather 'easy' migrate to a modern development environment. We need to migrate since we want to develop some internet apps inside the firm 'away' from our mainframes. :-/

I was wondering which language should we choose within the .Net environment ?
Is the learning curve for VB.Net for Cobol people indeed less high than for instance C#.Net ?

Any comment or suggestion is more than welcome!!!

Best regards,

N.


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CJ_SConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That's the great thing. You do not need to learn a new language at all. COBOL can still be used within the .Net environment!!! The only thing you need to get familiar with is the way objects are being created. I never programmed COBOL but it sure is possible to stay with the current programming language but with new functionalities.

Maybe this link can tell you better: http://www.adtools.com/info/whitepaper/net.html

And there are books:
http://vig.pearsoned.com/store/product/1,3498,store-562_isbn-0130668435,00.html
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