[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Sep 15 14:36:02 EDT 2017

  It's a problem for salespeople.  That's about it.


On 09/15/2017 08:09 AM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> My question to that is:  Is it a problem if everything is working without
> any issues?  I'm a firm believer of not fixing what isn't broken.
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:37 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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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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