Standard Object-Oriented Cobol

Ned Chapin

Make the switch to object-oriented COBOL programming more quickly and easily than you ever thought possible.

To get the power and benefit of COBOL's hot new object-oriented features and syntax, you'll have to learn a fresh approach to design. This fresh approach is exactly what this book gives you. Ned Chapin begins with a review of the traditional design approach. Then, building on what you already know about using COBOL, he guides you step-by-step across the great divide separating traditional design and modern design for object-oriented COBOL. He demonstrates how the same jobs can be tackled using the new standard object-oriented COBOL. He also shows how to combine using object-oriented and traditional COBOL.

By stating everything in practical, everyday terms that you can easily relate to your own experience, Chapin dramatically reduces the learning curve. By the time you've finished this book, you'll be well prepared to apply the new COBOL syntax to your next project.

For IS managers and project leaders, Standard Object-Oriented COBOL provides a detailed cost-benefit review of switching to the new COBOL, as well as valuable tips on how to save time and money during the transition process.

NED CHAPIN is an Information Systems Consultant at InfoSci Inc., a firm experienced in the use of COBOL in business, industry, and government. He is also a nationally recognized authority on a wide range of IS topics.

Table of Contents

  • The COBOL We Know and Love.
  • Three Principles Now Rescinded.
  • Ordinary Design, First Example.
  • Object Design, First Example.
  • Object Design, Second and Third Examples.
  • Object Design, Common Applications.
  • Building In and Measuring Quality.
  • Watching for the Pitfalls.
  • Developing New COBOL Software.
  • Modernizing Existing COBOL Software.
  • Making the Transition to O-O COBOL.
  • Appendix.
  • Glossary.
  • Index.

Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Computer Books


ISBN 0471129747
394 pages
November, 1996
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