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Object-Oriented COBOL

Object-Oriented COBOL

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Part of SIGS: Advances in Object Technology

  • Date Published: December 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780132611404

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  • This book walks COBOL users through the next phase of COBOL: Object-oriented COBOL (OOCOBOL). Written by experts in COBOL programming, Object-Oriented COBOL teaches you how to integrate COBOL with object-oriented methodologies. It provides explanations and roadmaps that will help you understand, navigate, and successfully integrate analysis and design concepts with enabling OOCOBOL constructs. Designed for current COBOL users and based on the authors' experience teaching object-oriented COBOL, Object-Oriented COBOL can be used by COBOL programmers to begin programming effectively with objects in as little as twelve weeks, significantly less than the steep learning curve of twelve to twenty-four months for Smalltalk and C++. Object-Oriented COBOL also includes extensive examples and experiences, written in OOCOBOL, that explain the defining traits of an object-oriented language, such as encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.

    • Provides a foundation in object-oriented concepts showing how object technology is a natural extension of earlier structured methods
    • Provides an overview of OOCOBOL compilers from Hitachi, IBM, and Micro Focus so readers may compare and contrast the features of each
    • Examines and explains OO analysis and design from perspective of CRC cards, responsibility-driven design, and the Rolling Life-Cycle Perspective
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    "I would recommend this book for those interested in seeing how an object-oriented structure can be imposed on a flat language like COBOL." Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780132611404
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 179 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Concepts:
    1. COBOL and objects
    2. An object-oriented COBOL model
    Part II. Constructs:
    3. Classes - a matter of structure
    4. Objects
    5. Inheritance
    Part III. Objects in Action:
    6. Messages
    7. Creating and destroying objects
    8. Working with objects
    9. Collections
    Part IV. Putting Objects to Work:
    10. Object-oriented analysis and design
    11. Migrating Legacy Systems
    Appendix A. Object-oriented COBOL vendors: Hitachi, IBM, and Micro Focus
    Appendix B. The Library Application
    Appendix C. COBOL reserved words
    Appendix D. New COBOL reserved words
    Appendix E. Intrinsic functions
    Appendix F. COBOL 85/89 features.

  • Authors

    Edmund C. Arranga

    Frank P. Coyle, Southern Methodist University, Texas

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