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Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

(OP)
We have acquired a company thats using Mainframe COBOL. This will be migrated to a Windows environment.

Which would be more appropiate for this type of migration?

Fujitsu COBOL for Windows
     or
Fujitsu COBOL for .NET

Thanks
Mike
 

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Micro Focus Net COBOL can be implemented with no source code changes.

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

MJ

Like a lot of projects the answer is "it depends".
WebRabbit is correct if the mainframe you are referring to is an IBM.  And If the operating system/version is one they support. And if the number of users is small. Micro focus has run time license fees for each user.

If I were going to convert to Fujitsu (no run time fees) I would convert to Fujitsu .net.  To me the trade off is between Fujitsu for windows has a better debugger, and Fujitsu .net has  better interoperability  with the other .net languages.

If you want more opinions post to
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.cobol/topics?hl=en&pli=1

Tom
 

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

"We have acquired a company thats using Mainframe COBOL."Some things to consider after dong this a few time. . .

How large is the mainframe application inventory? How much non-sql database is used in the mainframe inventory? How much of the mainframe work is done by proprietary utilities (like FileAid or SELCOPY)?

Is a database used on the mainframe? Which database will be used on the Win-based system? Many mainframe database implementations will not directly convert to SqlServer/Access/Oracle etc.

How much calendar time is anticipated for this conversion/migration?

Is Fujitsu already chosen or might another Win-based cobol be used?

Code migration is often the easy part. It is the remainder of the environment that presents "opportunities".

 

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Will someone please correct this line in my previous post?
"Some things to consider after dong this a few time. . "
should be:
Some things to consider after doing this a few times. .

Thanks

ps. is there a way for one to edit one's own posts?

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

(OP)
From what I've been told they already use Fujitsu COBOL so I would assume that will be the product for the Windows environment.

I'm not sure what type of database(s) are being used, and as far as the timeframe, like most IT shops ASAP.

Thanks

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

papadi: instead of clicking "Submit Post", click "Preview Post".  Then review it carefully before final posing.

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Yup, surely the thing to do. . .<g>

But - what to do when ya mis-proof?

Also, do you know how to change your "personal info" - the "My Info" and "Personal Profile" links do not have all of the fields i used to register. . .? I've sent a couple of notes to "them", but have received no response.

And lastly (for this go round) most posts have a "Thank xxxxx for this valuable post. I've obviously missed how to accomplish this too. . .  Too many forum formats<g>.

Thanks!

 

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

papadi,

when you mis-proof, all you can do is follow-up with another post pointing out your error.  this is a forum, not a wiki.

I can't remember what "fields" other than what's on the "Personal Profile" page might have been requested at sign-up, but I can't imagine it was much.  To change items on the "Personal Profile" page, use the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Good luck with your conversion. Let us know how it works out.

Code what you mean,
and mean what you code!
But by all means post your code!

Razalas

RE: Fujitsu COBOL for Windows vs COBOL for .Net

Firefox 3 does the spell-check on what I write before I post in this forum (words only, not semantics). In this post it gives me a red squiggly line under Firefox only winky smile

HTH
TonHu

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