Solved

The future for COBOL programmers...?

Posted on 2002-04-17
1
259 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
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.


0
Comment
Question by:nadined
1 Comment
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
CJ_S earned 100 total points
ID: 6948339
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
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
noX challenge 17 76
How Complex Is This Java Course ? 9 63
PHP question(s) about order of output 9 43
Birthdays 3 14
Go is an acronym of golang, is a programming language developed Google in 2007. Go is a new language that is mostly in the C family, with significant input from Pascal/Modula/Oberon family. Hence Go arisen as low-level language with fast compilation…
Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now