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Computers used to be simple... Just a dumb terminal that executed one and only one instruction at a time. Today, just your smart phone can do seemingly hundreds of operations simultaneously thanks to multitasking and multiple CPU cores. Yet a lot of code is still written today assuming only one operation can be executed at a single time, but that just isn't the case anymore. Any time an application reads from a file, downloads data across a network, or searches a database, is a perfect time to perform other tasks, like updating the screen, or processing another job. This has the benefit of applications getting more done, more quickly.


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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

In my previous article, I commented on some of the benefits associated with having a project system when using Micro Focus Visual COBOL/Enterprise Developer. This time let's talk about what's actually required to move to the Visual Studio (VS) project system. The general process involves identifying which COBOL sources should be grouped logically together in a project and the compiler directives that are required to compile them.


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Micro Focus Expert

An important part of the software development and maintenance process involves debugging code to fix problems or develop new functionality. Setting breakpoints and querying and modifying data items are key features of the debugging environment and both Visual Studio and Eclipse provide support for developers working with COBOL code to do so when debugging. This article gives an overview of the support for setting breakpoints and watchpoints in the Visual Studio development environment. Querying and modifying data is covered in a separate article.


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Micro Focus Expert

An important part of the software development and maintenance process involves debugging code to fix problems or develop new functionality. Setting breakpoints and querying and modifying data items are key features of the debugging environment and both Visual Studio and Eclipse provide support for developers working with COBOL code to query and modify COBOL data items when debugging. This article gives an overview of the support in Visual Studio. Setting breakpoints and watchpoints is covered in a separate article.


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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor

With the new Visual COBOL 5.0 and Enterprise 5.0 releases upon us, Paula takes us through 'what's new' in terms of the IDEs....


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