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  • COBOL Community Contributions

  • Career Resources

    Career Resources

    >Career Guide
    My Career Guide features career guides, interview tips, and articles on writing your resume for a better job search.

    >COBOL Interview Questions
    This is a directory of COBOL interview questions.

    >COBOL Job Market Overview
    Odinjobs provides an overview of the COBOL job market, including COBOL salary & job demand.

    >COBOL Skills Demand in United Kingdom
    This website looks at the demand for COBOL job skills across the UK with a comparison to their programming languages category.

    >Contractor Job Site
    oDesk is the marketplace for contractors.

    >Interview Preparation
    Monster.com provides references to interview preparation.

    >Interview Tips
    People-Reach Consulting provides tips to help you better prepare for COBOL interviews.

    >Resume Template
    Resume templates that allow you to create your own resume.

    >Resume Tips
    CvTips.com provudes resume tips & samples.

    >Resume Tips
    Monster.com provides career advice, including resume tips, interviewing, salary information, relocating and more.

    >Resume Writing Tips
    People-Reach Consulting provides technical resume-writing tips that will help you get started with your COBOL job search.

    >Solo Workforce
    Solo Workforce is a unique employer-of-record service that gives independent-minded contractors, freelancers and consultants the best of both worlds. Solo Workforce is a progressive agent-of-record service for self-employed independent contractors, freelancers and consultants who want to elevate their professional profile and land higher paying projects.

    >Templates Resume
    Offers resume and cover letter templates to download, writing tips and an interview guide.

     

  • Client/Server Code Examples

    Client/Server Code Examples

    >CGI Examples Using iSeries COBOL
    Here are a couple of sample COBOL CGI programs for the iSeries COBOL community. This library offers a COBOL interface to the CGI service program. A COBOL CGI tutorial is included. 

    >MPE/iX Enterprise Client - COBOL Example
    This COBOL program example will select and join two DB2 tables located on a Windows 2000 server, extract a few fields and sort by PROJNO. The results will be displayed in the STDLIST. 

    >MQSeries for MVS/ESA - Message Handler Sample
    This example provides C and COBOL sample code for a message handling application for WebSphere MQ for z/OS. 

    >TCP/IP Server
    This is a COBOL sample Client/Server application to show the basic mechanics of TCP/IP protocol and the HPe3000. It contains a TCP/IP client, written in Visual Basic, and a sample TCP/IP server for the HPe3000 server written in COBOL.

    >TCP/IP Sockets, MVS - Datagram Socket COBOL Server Program
    Here you will find basic TCP/IP socket programming information for MVS COBOL program developers who plan to use the socket programming interfaces of IBM TCP/IP for MVS. 

    >http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q103/2/26.asp&NoWebContent=1" class="contentLink" target="_blank">Visual Basic/COBOL/SQL Sample Application
    The COBOL sample demonstrates a mixed-language (Microsoft Visual Basic, COBOL, and SQL) application that can be used to build full-featured client-server applications. 

    >Web Services from NetCOBOL
    This demonstrates the use of a Web Service with the client developed using NETCOBOL for .NET. 

    >WebSphere MQ COBOL Code Samples
    The sample COBOL programs demonstrate how to send a request message, wait for a reply message, process a request message, and send a reply message. Samples are included from the MQSeries toolkit.

     

     

  • COBOL

    COBOL

  • COBOL .Net Code Examples

    COBOL .Net Code Examples

     >COBOL and .Net Interoperability
    This Micro Focus COBOL .NET example illustrates how you can use Microsoft's .NET Framework to develop applications that use COBOL business logic. 

    >COBOL and .Net Samples
    Here you will find various Fujitsu COBOL .NET source code samples using NetCOBOL for .NET.

     

  • COBOL Banner

    COBOL Banner

  • COBOL Blogs

    COBOL Blogs

    References to COBOL blogs and COBOL on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. 

    COBOL Blogs

    COBOL on FaceBook

    COBOL on LinkedIn

    COBOL on Twitter

    COBOL on YouTube

     

  • COBOL Blogs List

    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 Downloads

    COBOL Downloads

    >Cobol Access Plus Download
    Download Cobol Access plus, a fully transparent gateway between Cobol applications and databases systems.

    >Cobol Data-Viewer Download
    Download Cobol Data-Viewer evaluation copy to read a Cobol data file and convert it non-Cobol formats such as CSV, DBF, Oracle, Excel, etc.

    >COBOL-IT Evaluation Download
    Download evaluation versions of COBOL-IT® family of products (COBOL-IT Compiler Suite, COBOL-IT Developer Studio, COBOL-IT Precompilers Family: CitSQL, and COBOL-IT XML Solutions).

    >COBOL-WOW Download
    Download a fully functional Cobol-WOW demonstration which is a product that provides a seamless interface between COBOL and Windows.

    >Eclipse Downloads
    Eclipse downloads of packages available from the Eclipse Foundation.

    >Flexus COBOL Tools Evaluation Downloads
    The Flexus COBOL Tools evaluation software that you can download are referenced.

    >Geekcode 2.1 Generator
    Download generator for Geekcode 2.1 written in COBOL.

    >GUI ScreenIO Download
    Download GUI ScreenIO evaluation copy.

    >HP COBOL for OpenVMS Free Download
    The HP COBOL for OpenVMS download is provided to DSPP members for development and demonstration use only.

    >IBM COBOL for AIX Trial Download
    Download the 60-day trial for COBOL for AIX.

    >ICOBOL Download
    The ICOBOL download page contains installation files for the current release of Interactive COBOL.

    >IRI, The CoSort Company
    IRI software evaluation and free trial for CoSort, FACT, RowGen, FieldShield, NextForm and iDashboards.

    >Mainframe Tools Download & Software Downloads
    Free mainframe tools download & software downloads, including mainframe abend assist, Mainframe error code descriptor, online browser, screensaver and more.

    >NetCOBOL / Fujitsu COBOL Code Samples Download
    COBOL downloads, including code samples for NetCOBOL, Fujitsu COBOL, PowerCOBOL and more, are available.

    >Redvers COBOL XML Interface - Free Trial Download
    Download a free 30 day trial of the Redvers Cobol XML Interface.

    >SMTP/POP3 Email Engine for COBOL
    SMTP/POP3 Email Engine for COBOL download, file SEE4CB, is provided for evaluation.

    >Visible Systems
    Download Visible Systems' Free Enterprise Architecture & Modeling Tools, Configuration Management Tools, Application Building/Code Generating Tools and Product Life Cycle Management Tools.

     

  • COBOL Examples by Source

    COBOL Examples by Source

    >Micro Focus Acucobol Program Samples
    This is a collection of COBOL program examples that help illustrate general programming techniques integral to developing with Acucobol. 

    >AS/400, iSeries COBOL Programming Tips & Techniques
    These are iSeries (AS/400) COBOL programming tips and techniques covering APIs, CGI COBOL, XML COBOL, and other COBOL code examples. 

    >Bristol Community College, Priscilla Grocer
    These sample programs cover COBOL language elements, two and three files matching, random and sequential files, bubble sort, relative files, screen processing, variable length records, working with dates, object oriented programs, and data structures. 

    >C# Corner
    Here you will find various COBOL .NET in C# related source code examples. 

    >Capitalware
    Several WebSphere MQ COBOL code samples and COBOL code samples for the Alchemy / Fujitsu COBOL compiler, including PowerCOBOL code samples, are provided. 

    >COBOL Bible
    These are notes that have been obtained from various sources on how to write the syntax of COBOL programs. 

    >COBOL Center
    Here are examples of date routines, free-form number routine, loan amount/payment, convert numeric dollars, edit and reverse name, and table sort. 

    >COBOL8M
    Here are examples of integrating operating system functions into MicroFocus Net Express. 

    >Davar Web Site
    Here are examples of how to output the current date and time as DB2 timestamp to a file and how to edit input of an unsigned integer number. 

    >Eastern Kentucky University
    This sample calculates employee payroll information given the tax deduction table for the employee. 

    >Free Programming Resources
    Here are links to free COBOL resources and COBOL code. 

    >Alchemy Solutions / Fujitsu Software
    This is a collection of sample programs using Alchemy / Fujitsu COBOL, NetCOBOL for Windows, and PowerCOBOL. 

    >GUI Innovations
    This example demonstrates TCP/IP server for the HPe3000 server. It contains a sample TCP/IP client, written in Visual Basic, and a sample TCP/IP server for the HPe3000 server written in COBOL. 

    >HostBridge Technology
    Here is a collection of examples that have been developed to make it easy for a COBOL CICS program to send an outbound TCP/IP request (and optionally wait for a response). These programs are available in both Assembler and COBOL and can be used without HostBridge. 

    >IT Doctors
    This is a sample of VS COBOL code.

    >KernerlThread
    This sample was developed with the Open COBOL compiler. The Towers of Hanoi as a COBOL program. 

    >Lawrence Truett
    This site contains examples that demonstrate various COBOL syntax. 

    >http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q103/2/26.asp&NoWebContent=1" class="contentLink" target="_blank">Microsoft
    This sample demonstrates a mixed-language (Microsoft Visual Basic, COBOL, and SQL) application that can be used to build full-featured client-server applications. 

    >Murach
    Here are downloads of the COBOL code of the programs in the Murach's Structured COBOL book. 

    >Norcom
    This Norcom sample program will display and handle user interaction with any type of GUI ScreenIO panel (including a property sheet or a wizard), regardless of the type or number of controls it contains. 

    >Penn State Lehigh Valley
    This program in COBOL sample is for beginner's. 

    >SimoTime
    This is a suite of samples that were written using the IBM VS COBOL II or Micro Focus Net Express COBOL, covering Java, bit manipulation, data access, and more. 

    >Softech Solutions
    This is an example of a COBOL II bubble sort. 

    >Sun Valley Systems
    Here are samples that demonstrate date routines, free-form extraction, loan amount calculation, money to text, validate/reverse name, and table sort. 

    >Sybase
    Here are COBOL SQL sample programs that demonstrate features such as how to code a batch of INSERT requests, how to code a DB2 input pipe, how to code a transfer request, how to code keyword input, how to embed SQL in COBOL programs, and more. 

    >University of Limerick
    This is an accumulation of examples for beginner's that demonstrate selection and iteration, sequential files, sorting and merging, direct access files, calling sub-programs, string handling, the COBOL report writer, and COBOL tables. 

    >University of Michigan - Dearborn
    This sample COBOL code for beginners presents a hello word program and accept_num program.

    >VyomWorld.com
    General COBOL programs are provided that include COBOL scripts and code snippets. 

    >zingCOBOL
    This sample COBOL code is for beginner's.

     

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