COBOL: The Language That Won’t Die

Kevin Roper COBOL 1 Comment

This post contains an introduction to and demo of the mythical language that every programmer seems to know about but doesn’t really know: COBOL.

By learning about COBOL, you learn about basic concepts in computing in general, and how all of these languages are really doing a lot of the same activities underneath.

-Everything old is new again – Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

Adventures In Modernization: Strategy + Example Converting COBOL To Java

Dallas Monson COBOL, Consulting, Development Technologies, DevOps, Java, Keyhole Creations, Modernization, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

We have consultants who specialize in moving old to new, renovating dilapidated code bases, and designing brighter futures for enterprises who have been vendor-locked for most of their existence. We have come across some repeated patterns and strategies for how to approach modernization of legacy systems. In this blog, we will cover a strategy that is very popular right now, Re-Platforming.

The basic flow of this post will be:

Introduction to Modernization
High-level definition of the Re-Platforming Strategy for Modernization
Sample of Re-Platforming using Keyhole Syntax Tree Transformer, COBOL –> Java
Additional thoughts on the value/risk of this strategy

Let’s get started…

Introducing Spring Batch, Part One

Jonny Hackett Development Technologies, Intro to Spring Batch Series, Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Tutorial 12 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Have you ever heard someone say “Man I wish we had a toy like that when I was a kid! That would have been awesome!” For me, that’s usually when I’m wrapping …

Build vs. Buy, Creating a Report Writing Framework

David Pitt Consulting, Java, Keyhole Creations 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.During one of my engagements, a requirement arose for the production of numerous financial audit reports in PDF format. These reports currently existed and were being produced by COBOL applications, and since …