Java for Cobol Programmers, Second Edition

  • 5h 3m
  • Jim Cross, John C. Byrne
  • Cengage Course PTR
  • 2002

Completely updated to cover changes in the Java 2 SDK, 1.3.1, Java for COBOL Programmers, 2/E uses COBOL examples to teach object-oriented principles and Java's syntax. Written for COBOL programmers transitioning to Java, the step-by-step examples show users how to convert COBOL'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

About the Authors

John C. Byrne 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 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.

In this Book

  • Objects and Classes
  • Introducing the Java Development Environment
  • Messages and Methods
  • Class Members
  • Inheritance, Interfaces, and Polymorphism
  • Java Syntax
  • Flow Control
  • Strings, StringBuffers, Numbers, and BigNumbers
  • Exceptions, Threads, and Garbage Collectors
  • I/O in Java
  • Java Collections
  • Other Java Topics
  • Java Database Connectivity
  • Servlets and Java Server Pages
  • Introduction to Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Introduction to XML