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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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Introduction

It has been more than 10 years since Sun first announced the Java programming language. It is safe to say that few technologies have generated similar excitement, interest, and allegiance. The promise of this new, cross-platform, object-oriented language with its simplified syntax has garnered the support of large numbers of developers, tool vendors, industry experts, and, of course, the occasional consultant.

To its credit, Java has more than lived up to its potential. Today, Java is used to build all types of products and systems, from enterprise class accounting systems to handheld phones and personal computers and everything in between.

While all this excitement is going on, the day-to-day responsibilities of an MIS shop continue. ...

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