COBOL on YouTube

>50 years of COBOL - Mark Conway, Micro Focus 
Mark Conway from Micro Focus talks about how COBOL has evolved over 50 years and still as relevant as ever. 

>Business value of CICS TS V4.1 
This short YouTube video illustrates the main capabilities that CICS v4 delivers in business terms. 

>CICS Events and WebSphere Business Events providing Insight in to Action 
This short animation illustrates how CICS can be a prolific producer of business events. When combined with with a patterns and rules engine like WebSphere business events, these events can provide... 

>CICS TS v4.1 High Level Technical Overview 
Short YouTube video from Ian Mitchell illustrating the technical functionality that CICS TS v4 provides. 

>Agile COBOL 2009 
Watch the Cobolator present Agile COBOL 2009! Brought to you exclusively by MAKE Technologies Inc. 

>COBOLATOR 1959 Birth of COBOL 
September 18, 1959 began a project involving the creation of a universal programming language that could be used on any computer. The idea was that this new language would create business-oriented applications (or what today is known as management information). 

>COBOL Bootcamp 
Batch 5 COBOL Mainframe Bootcamp. 

>COBOL Ware 
animação da logomarca 

>Hello World in Cobol With COBOL-WOW and RM/COBOL for Windows 
Video showing how to build a Hello World COBOL program using WOW Extensions. 

>History Of COBOL 
NMSU ICT 460 Assignment #6: A Brief History of COBOL. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 1-1 
Introduction to Microsoft(c) .NET. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 2-3 
Visual Studio Solutions and Projects, Help System / Documentation, Integrated Dev Environment (IDE). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 4-2 
Netcobol/Visual Studio Demonstration (part 1 of 3): Creating the consoleapplication1 project, setting options. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 4-4 
Netcobol/Visual Studio Demonstration (part 3 of 3): Modifying Main.cob COBOL code, output window, Build in Debug mode, debugging, Build in Release ... 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 5-1 
Introduction to Windows Forms, Form Designer Preferences. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 6-1 
Intro to Object-Oriented Programming, OO COBOL. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 6-8 
OO COBOL Demonstration (part 3 of 4): Creating a driver program for the class library. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 6-9 
OO COBOL Demonstration (part 4 of 4): instantiating instance methods. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-2 
Traditional COBOL File I/O Demonstration (part 1 of 2). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-4 
Using ODBC with netcobol for .NET Programs - Demonstration (part 1 of 4). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-5 
Using ODBC with netcobol for .NET Programs - Demonstration (part 2 of 4). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-7 
Using ODBC with netcobol for .NET Programs - Demonstration (part 4 of 4). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-8 
.NET Streaming Data demonstration. 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-9 
ADO.NET demonstration (part 1 of 2). 

>.NET for COBOL Programmers: Lesson 7-10 
ADO.NET demonstration (part 2 of 2). 

 

 

COBOL on Twitter

>100CoolThings 
100 cool things that you can do with OO COBOL. 

>COBOL  

>IBM_CICS 
IBM CICS and CICS Tools support news, updates, and information. 

>Mainframebrasil 
Amigos da Info desenvolvi um site voltado ao publico Mainframe caso queira divulgar segue. 

>Mfcobol  

>Microfocus  

>theCICSguy 

 

 

COBOL Blogs

>21st Century COBOL Blog 
COBOL - Past, Present, Future - COBOL. 

>220 Billion Lines of COBOL? BS 
They that there are 220 billion (b for bill-yun) lines of COBOL in production out there. 

>Application Integration 
The Attachmate blog on legacy modernization ... and other technology trends. 

>California Can't Perform Pay Cut Because of COBOL 
The system is based on COBOL, according to the Sacramento Bee, and the state hasn't yet found the funds or resources, in ten years of trying, to upgrade it. The article quotes a consultant on how hard it is to find COBOL programmers; he says you usually have to draw them out of retirement. 

>COBOL Blog - The Ramblings of a Yorkshire Tyke 
Posts tagged: COBOL. 

>COBOL Blog - Toplist 
Blogs about COBOL 

>COBOL: Everywhere and Nowhere 
Today COBOL is everywhere, yet is largely unheard of among the millions of people who interact with it on a daily basis. 

>COBOL versus Java and C# 
Given that COBOL can be compiled to run on Windows, Unix and Linux servers, so why isn't more of that occurring? Why are so many perfectly good COBOL applications being ported to Java or C#? What's the business case for this? What's the programming case? 

>DB2PORTAL Blog 
Let's Hear It for COBOL! 

>IBM COBOL Blog 
This is the place where members of the COBOL Development team will discuss ways to use COBOL, share tips and shortcuts, ongoing work involving COBOL, and sometimes even provide an early look at new features and functions we are thinking about for the future. 

>Legacy Modernization Blog - SoftwareMining 
How to modernize quickly, keep quality, test, and move on to new enhancements. 

>On COBOL 
It's name is COBOL and it's one of the most boring things I have unpleasure to know. 

>Why COBOL Could Come Back 
Sure 'legacy systems archaeologist' ranks as one of the 7 dirtiest jobs in IT, but COBOL skills might see a scant revival in the wake of California's high-profile pay-cut debacle. Perhaps numbers like those won't deter modernization efforts, but the estimated 90,000 coders still versed in COBOL may find themselves in high demand teaching new dogs old tricks.

 

COBOL on LinkedIn

>ADABAS / NATURAL Experts 
Adabas/Natural Experts Engineers/Analysts on IBM Mainframe Technologies MVS and some other associated technologies: DB2, CICS, COBOL, PLI, JCL. 

>AS/400-RPG-COBOL 
AS/400 professionals using RPG or COBOL. 

>B2B Data Exchange (Complex Data Exchange) 
This group deals with unstructured data, such as office documents and PDFs; semi-structured data, such as COBOL copybooks, EDI, SWIFT and HIPAA transactions: and complex structured data, which includes large XML schemas such as ACORD in insurance. 

>COBOL 
COBOL-intresserade i Sverige! 

>COBOL Freelance Groep 
This group is for COBOL designers/developers working on the freelance market in the Netherlands. 

>COBOL IS ALIVE 
COBOL IS ALIVE is a group dedicated to the proposition that not all computer languages are created equal. Java and .NET will fade with the next flavor but COBOL runs the world's business. 

>COBOL Lovers of the World! 
Dedicated to Admiral Grace Hopper's amazing legacy - COBOL. Americans welcome too! 

>COBOLProfs 
Platform voor en door COBOL Professionals. 

>COBOL Professionals (a.k.a. Grace Hopper Appreciation Society) 
This group is for people who work or have worked with the programming language COBOL. As long as the language COBOL exists, Grace Hopper will never die. Long Live COBOL!! The large group icon is the crest for the USS Hopper named for Grace Hopper. 

>COBOL Programmers 
Group of qualified COBOL programmers/developers/analysts. 

>COBOL ReSource 
Network of people involved with COBOL ReSource, a COBOL replatforming product from Wang Laboratories. NOT a group for COBOL in general. 

>CobolScript 
CobolScript is a COBOL based scripting language. Anyone who already knows COBOL can easily use CobolScript to build server-side scripts with virtually no learning curve. CobolScript has familar COBOL syntax and is ideal for data conversion, batch interfaces, and server-side scripting. 

>Cobos Project 
The Cobos Project is an Open Source COBOL Development Environment for Mainframe. 

>Consultant MVS-COBOL 
L'objectif de ce groupe est de permettre la mise en relation de consultants indépendants spécialisés dans les technologies MVS Cobol et de leur proposer des missions. 

>eclipse-fra 
Plugin for cobol/asm/c/c++/java. 

>ING IT Alumni 
FAB & TAB / Mainframe Expertise / COBOL / CICS / DB2 / JCL / REXX / OPC / RACF. 

>isCOBOL Professional Network 
isCOBOL: the COBOL for Java platforms. A forum for all isCOBOL users and fans to network, collaborate and help each other. 

>Lavorare in COBOL - DB2 
Hai competenze COBOL Db2 e vuoi trovare occasioni di applicarle? Sei a conoscenza di aziende a cui servono queste competenze? Questo gruppo ha la finalita' di veicolare informazioni per trovare lavoro in ambito COBOL - DB2. 

>Mainframe 
(COBOL,JCL,DB2,CICS,VSAM,MVS,Adabas/Natural) Experts
This Group is formed for the Professionals Working on IBM Mainframe Environment in the areas of Development, Enhancements and Maintenance using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, FILE-AID, DB2, CICS and IBM utilities. 

>Mainframe Assembler Professionals 
Provide forum for mainframe assembler consultants to share information about tools and services available to support those assembler routines that always seem to show up in any large mainframe applications along with COBOL, CICS, JCL, etc. 

>Mainframe - COBOL JOBs 
This group allows to connect Mainframe professionals across the world and communicate each other on various real time issues 

>Mainframe Experts Network 
Mainframe Experts Network of specialists in IBM Mainframe Technologies Z9, S390, S370, S360, ES9000, XA, MVS, VM-CMS, DOS-VSE. Also knowledgeable in associated technologies: SAS, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, CA, Cobol, PLI, Fortran, JCL. 

>Mainframe Professional Network Group 
Mainframe Experts Network of specialists in IBM Mainframe Technologies. Also knowledgeable in associated technologies: SAS, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, CA, Cobol, PLI, Fortran, JCL and areas of Development, Enhancements and Maintenance using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, FILE-AID, DB2, CICS and IBM utilities. 

>Mertech's BTR2SQL Users Group 
Mertech's BTR2SQL allows applications developed for Btrieve/Pervasive databases in Magic, Java, C/C++, COBOL etc. to run with Oracle and MS SQL Server without source level changes. 

>MF COBOL 
Group of MF COBOL. 

>Microbase 
Group created for employees, collaborators, business partners and customers of the brazilian software company Microbase. Users of the Microbase products Cobol-MB, NET-MB, VirtuOS, X-Tractor, Urna Eletr�nica, Torii and @Office are also welcome. 

>Micro Focus Net Express 
To discuss extending the existing COBOL development environments into the new leading enterprise technologies in Windows or on the Web. 

>Netron Fusion 
Netron Fusion is a system development product that uses a component approach to software reuse with COBOL language. Everyone who is using Netron Fusion product can join the group. 

>Profesionales COBOL 
Este Grupo pretende reunir a profesionales de sistemas con conocimientos y experiencia en el lenguaje de programacion Cobol con el fin de estar conectados y comunicados ante cualquier tipo de necesidad. 

>Profesionales Host Banca y Seguros 
(COBOL,JCL,DB2,CICS,VSAM,MVS,Adabas/Natural,UNIX,ORACLE)
Grupo de encuentro de los profesionales del entorno HOST bancario y de seguros. Gente que habla principalmente de tecnolog�­as como COBOL,JCL,DB2,CICS,VSAM,MVS,Adabas/Natural,UNIX u ORACLE, pero que ya tambi�n utilizamos otras. Nos une nuestro inter�s en el mundo Funcional de la Banca y los Seguros. 

>RM/COBOL 
RM/COBOL Users and Fans. 

>Solving IT! 
For over 16 years, Solving IT has consistently provided the most talented and motivated IT consultants and permanent employees to medium and large employers. Our consultants are available in Chicago, Dallas and across the US (Datawarehouse, Enterprise Architects, Java, .Net, DBAs, COBOL). 

>United States - Mainframe Professionals (COBOL/CICS/DB2 Programmer) 
United States - Mainframe Professionals (COBOL/CICS/DB2 Programmer) Market Trends, Interactive Discussions, Tips, Salary Guide, Emerging markets, Tools, Technologies, Attitude tune up - SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS, Know your market, Know your skills, Know how to sell yourself. 

>WebXL Systems Inc. 
.Net Developers Java/J2EE Developer C++ Developers Mainframe/Cobol Developers Business Analyst Project Managers Q.As Middleware(WebSphere/WebLogic) Administrator Network Engineer Sybase/Perl/CGI Developer Oracle Developer SQL Developer/DBA Graphic Designer/Web Designer. 

>XGEN Developers 
Seeking developers who have used the product XGEN; a COBOL-code generator that dramatically increases productivity by enabling a COBOL programmer to work jointly on projects with .NET programmers.

 

COBOL on FaceBook

>AS400 
AS400, iSeries, IBM, DB2, RPG, CLP, SQLRPG, ILERPG, DB2/400, AS/400, COBOL/400, DELPHI/400, ASNA, VISUAL/RPG 

>COBOL 
Grupo coboliano español 

>COBOL, DB2, JCL, CICS... 
Programmatori d'Italia... Unitevi!!! 

>COBOL ON COGS 
This is a COBOL Facebook group for fans of this exciting new legacy integration we framework. 

>COBOL People 
COBOL Programmers from all corners of the World. We love COBOL, live and die with COBOL and still sling COBOL Code. 

>COBOL Programmers 
For Cobol Programmers and other slaves of the code. 

>IBM IMS 
Information Management System (IMS) is IBM's premier transaction and hierarchical database management system. The latest capabilities enable SOA exploitation, secure your investment and enable new application development. 

>Larga vida al COBOL 
Todos los que sigan insistiendo y apoyen para que Cobol no muera nunca y aceptar los desafios de nuevas propuestas y poder refutarlas con pruebas y hechos. Para los  novatos y los que desconocen todas las bondades de Cobol esto se podera convertir en un foro para discutir y quitar todas las dudas que surjan. Por eso...con COBOL, LA LEYENDA CONTINUA. 

>Odio el COBOL 
Para la gente que odia programar en COBOL (For the people who hate to program in COBOL). 

>z390 and zcobol Portable Mainframe Assembler and COBOL 
This COBOL Facebook group is for users and developers of z390 and zcobol portable mainframe assembler and COBOL. The z390 and zcobol open source java based tools run on any J2SE platform including Windows and Linux and can be downloaded via www.z390.org. The zcobol comipiler is written in HLASM compatible z390 structured conditional macro assembler and is included with z390 in InstallShield setup for Windows. www.zcobol.org for more info.

 

 

 

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