[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code
dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 11:16:26 EDT 2017
Very true. I was doing this on an 11/780 in college back in '84.
On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:59 AM Joseph S. Barrera III via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Using COBOL as a JVM
> I think Digital was doing this 30+ years ago, if you replace "JVM" with
> "VAX standard calling procedures" :-)
> "VAX standard calling procedures [...] allow VAX
> COBOL programs to call (and be called by) other
> programs written in VAX COBOL, other VAX languages
> (such as BASIC, FORTRAN, and MACRO), system
> services, common run-time library subroutines, and
> screens produced by VAX Forms handling products."
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > This popped up on a screen on SourceForge just now:
> > Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Using COBOL
> > as a JVM language
> > With billions of lines of COBOL in use, this business language powers a
> > large percentage of every ATM, government, and many other business
> > transactions. Many businesses are looking for new ways to utilize decades
> > of solid business logic without having to replace a mission critical
> > application.
> > Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by Micro Focus and presented by
> > SourceForge to learn how organizations around the world are utilizing
> > existing .NET and Java development teams to integrate and modernize COBOL
> > applications. Attendees will learn:
> > * What tools can be used to ‘free’ business logic from legacy code
> > * Exposing COBOL processes as REST base services
> > * Using COBOL as a .NET or JVM language
> > Don’t wait – register now for these TechBytes to get started.
> > About the Presenter:
> > Michael Bleistein, Principal Architect, at Micro Focus, is a 25-year
> > veteran when it comes to COBOL. Currently he specializes in modernization
> > through .NET, Java, and SOA using Visual COBOL, helping customers
> > understand Micro Focus solutions and how they can be used to combat their
> > business problems.
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