Completely updated to cover changes in the Java&Mac250; 2 SDK, 1.3.1, Java for COBOL Programmers, 2/E uses COBOL examples to teach object-oriented principles and Java&Mac226;s syntax. Written for COBOL programmers transitioning to Java, the step-by-step examples show users how to convert COBOL&Mac226;s structured programming into object-oriented concepts without assuming knowledge of C or C++. New chapters expand the treatment of Enterprise Java technologies, including Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), Servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP), and Enterprise Java Beans (EJB).
Includes step-by-step examples geared to the business and high-tech experience of COBOL programmers
Uses COBOL coding techniques to teach Java concepts
Discusses XML concepts from the COBOL perspective
Completely updated, including three new chapters on Java Database Connectivity, Servlets and Java Server Pages, and Enterprise Java Beans
Expands coverage of important advanced Java concepts, including GUI development in AWT and Swing, Streams and Readers in Java I/O, and Java utilities
Companion CD-ROM (Win) includes code samples presented in the book, COBOL to Java conversion tools, the Java 2 SDK and Forte for Java, and other Java development software
On the CD!
Java source files, the compiled class files, and applets (in HTML for running with browsers) for all examples presented in the book
Java&Mac250; 2 SDK, Standard Edition, versions 1.3.1 and 1.4
The Java Compiler, Java Virtual Machine, Java Class Libraries, Java AppletViewer, Java Debugger, and other tools
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Forte for Java, release 3.0, Community Edition
A robust GUI development environment for Java
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
CORECT (demo version)
A COBOL to Java conversion tool
JPad Pro, version 4.2 (demo version)
A highly-functional Java IDE with a small footprint
OAGIS XML (demo version)
XML document definitions and samples
Open Applications Group, Inc.
PERCobol Compiler (demo version)
A Java/Cobol integration tool
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
John C. Byrne (Sparta, NJ) is the VP of Technology and primary system architect for a high-end enterprise software vendor. He has over 20 years experience in the software industry. Jim Cross (Avondale Estates, GA) is a technical consultant and Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2. He also operates a Java news Web site and publishes an electronic monthly for Java developers.