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RM to Visual Cobol - Suggested Reading to make the transition?

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 I have been programing for 30+ years in COBOL and need to move to Visual COBOL.  Was wondering if anyone have any good suggestions on material to help in this transition since I have very little coding in anything but older COBOLS.  I started with Cobol way back and have done most of my coding in COBOL 85.

 

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RE: RM to Visual Cobol - Suggested Reading to make the transition?

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Hi Bryan,

I think this is exactly what you're looking for:

Visual COBOL: A Developer's Guide to Modern COBOL

Happy coding!

Guy

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RE: RM to Visual Cobol - Suggested Reading to make the transition?

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Hi Bryan,

I think this is exactly what you're looking for:

Visual COBOL: A Developer's Guide to Modern COBOL

Happy coding!

Guy

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RE: RM to Visual Cobol - Suggested Reading to make the transition?

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Perhaps also worth mentioning that Visual COBOL supports all the normal (procedural) COBOL syntax, as well as extensions aimed at taking advantage of the .NET and Java platforms. So you should find no problem in writing (and porting) traditional COBOL.
However as Guy says, the Visual COBOL book is a great introduction if you do want to get into the wonderful world of OO programming - once there you won't look back...
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Thanks Guy! I am currently studying this but I just am have a hard time with the new syntax and examples, Since the code examples are so different than the Cobol 85 I am familiar with. And yes my old code runs good with a few little modifications, but I am trying to get hip with the new coding methods. I will plod ahead trying to teach this old dog new coding tricks.
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