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  • Return on investment
    Baruch Atta
    The article quotes $1.50 per line of COBOL to rewrite into a "modern" computer programming language. To update a 2 million line system would cost three million dollars. If a fraction of that were invested in updating and modernizing the COBOL code, then you would have a much better system for a much lower price. There are many places to update... 1. Much of the COBOL was written with older, slower machines with much less memory. The COBOL would be modified to take advantage of the hardware upgrades. 2. Object Oriented Programming could be applied to COBOL. However, the advantages of OOP is contriversial. 3. COBOL works well as a high-end web server language. Programs could be converted from JAVA to COBOL for a performance advantage. 4. COBOL is also eaiser to program in. Java is about an order of magnitude harder to learn and harder to use, than COBOL. I am looking at an "entry level" Java text "Java in a Nutshell". It is 1224 pages of close type. You go learn that. 5. And it is only the beginning. I have a full shelf with Java books: NetBeans, Java Server Faces, Swing, J2EE
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  • COBOL has to be the right choice for the future
    Baruch Atta
    The article quotes $1.50 per line of COBOL to rewrite into a "modern" computer programming language. To update a 2 million line system would cost three million dollars. If a fraction of that were invested in updating and modernizing the COBOL code, then you would have a much better system for a much lower price. There are many ISSUES ... 1. Much of the COBOL was written with older, slower machines with much less memory. The COBOL would be modified to take advantage of the hardware upgrades. 2. Object Oriented Programming could be applied to COBOL. However, the advantages of OOP are controversial. 3. COBOL works well as a high-end web server language. Programs could be converted from JAVA to COBOL for a performance advantage. 4. COBOL is also easier to program in. Java is about an order of magnitude harder to learn and harder to use, than COBOL. I am looking at an "entry level" Java text "Java in a Nutshell". It is 1224 pages of close type. You go learn that. 5. And it is only the beginning. I have a full shelf with NetBeans, Java Server Faces, Swing, J2EE, Java Objects, JINI, Java Foundation Classes, and there is much more. When you use Java, you have to choose which Java technology to use. And to find personnel that know your particular Java technology could be more difficult than finding people who know COBOL.
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