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Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 at Innovate2013
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By Roland Koo ,
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 was announced on Apr 23, 2013. It affirms IBM’s strong commitment to delivering innovation and value to COBOL customers on System z. For more information, visit the product web page
COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages in existence but it is still running the world’s most critical business applications. In fact, we use COBOL application almost every day. Every time when we use the ATM machine, deposit a check, book an airplane ticket or make an insurance claim, a COBOL application could be processing the transaction for us. In his recent blog, Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, pointed out that COBOL still has an immensely important role to play in enterprise software portfolios and improvement in COBOL compiler technology and development tools are essential to the evolution effort of these key applications.
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 will be featured at Innovate2013. We invite you to join us in Orlando June 2-6, 2013, at he following sessions:
Session 2268: The future of COBOL starts now. You will have the rare opportunity to hear from Kevin Stoodley, IBM Fellow & Rational CTO, and learn about the modernization effort of Enterprise COBOL and cutting-edge technologies shipped in the new compiler. You will also learn how to increase performance, productivity, agility and code reuse so you can make IT a competitive advantage for your business.
WKS-2280: First-hand Experience on the modernized Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compiler v5.1. This technical workshop is designed for software practitioners who are looking for hands-on experience on the new technology. Two senior developers of the new COBOL compiler will be leading this workshop. It offers first-hand experience on new optimization technology; debugging, and programming features (e.g. XML, UTF-8) shipped in this new product. The latest Rational Developer for z will be used for hands-on exercises. Don’t miss the opportunity of getting some COBOL training while you are at Innovate2013. Seating for this workshop is limited and pre-registration is required. So act fast and register today.
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS v5.1 will be shown on Pedestal EM4 (in the EM Zone in the Solution Center area) of the Exhibition Hall. COBOL experts will be available during hours of operation. Please drop by and have a chat with us at any time.
Looking forward to meeting you at the IBM Technical Summit. If you have not already done so, please register today at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/innovate/
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you need more information on the new Enterprise COBOL compiler.