Book by Gary DeWard Brown offers A pre-millennial update to the classic COBOL resource, focusing on client/server applications and featuring a hands-on tutorial on implementing object-oriented COBOL.
by David Shelby Kirk at MVS Training site.
COBOL is dead, Long Live COBOL! An international site where technical staff and management can discover and learn about the possibilities of the new COBOL/OO COBOL. Free International discussion forum.
This document provides the X/Open definition of the COBOL Language which is that set of COBOL Language facilities that programmers should follow when using COBOL compilers on conformant systems. The X/Open definition is based on the ISO 1989:1985 Programming Languages - COBOL standard but contains none of the optional modules of standard COBOL.
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Descriptions of various COBOL programming books for purchase.
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An online catalog of Mainframe book titles. Subjects include MVS/JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS, VSAM, and MVS/TSO.
Book by Ned Chapin. Covers the new syntax in COBOL-97 and stresses the design that must be done before a COBOL program is written. The text builds on software engineering principles and practices combined with object-oriented technology to enable effective use of this latest form of COBOL.
Book by Young Chae and Steven Rogers. Offers a concise primer on how newer versions of COBOL differ from older ones still in circulation, outlines programming techniques for new features, and highlights advantages, obstacles, and surprises programmers may find along the way.
Learning resources for COBOL and COBOL programming.
Book by Norman Shakespeare. Addresses the Year 2000 computer dilemma, providing a compact compendium of solutions and reference information useful for addressing the problem. Includes a COBOL quick reference, plus reference for date-related functions.
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