"This book will get maximum leverage out of any reader's COBOL background. I would recommend it as a starting point for a COBOL programmer who is planning to learn Java." Computing Reviews
Featuring the development of graphical user interfaces (GUI's) using the latest in Java swing components, this new edition of Java for the COBOL Programmer (Cambridge, 1999) provides COBOL programmers a clear, easy transition to Java programming by drawing on the numerous similarities between COBOL and Java. The authors introduce the COBOL programmer to the history of Java and object-oriented programming and then delve into the details of the Java syntax, always contrasting them with their parallels in COBOL. A running case study permits the reader to have an overall view of application development with Java. First Edition ISBN (Pb): 0-521-65892-6
In the fast moving world of information technology, Java is now the number 1 programming language. Programmers and developers everywhere need to know Java to keep pace with traditional and web-based application development. COBOL Programmers Swing with Java provides COBOL programmers a clear, easy transition to Java programming by drawing on the numerous similarities between COBOL and Java. The authors introduce the COBOL programmer to the history of Java and object-oriented programming and then dive into the details of the Java syntax, always contrasting them with their parallels in COBOL. A running case study gives the reader an overall view of application development with Java, with increased functionality as new material is presented. This new edition features the development of graphical user interfaces (GUI's) using the latest in Java Swing components. The clear writing style and excellent examples make the book suitable for anyone wanting to learn Java and OO programming, whether they have a background in COBOL or not.
About the Author
E. Reed Doke is currently Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at University of Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in Management and Computer Information Systems from the University of Arkansas. He worked for several years as a software developer and information systems manager prior to joining academia and continues to assist firms with systems development problems. He has published seven books and numerous articles focusing on object-oriented software development. Bill C. Hardgrave is Associate Professor of Information Systems, Executive Director of the Information Technology Research Center, and holds the Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair at the University of Arkansas. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a programmer, systems analyst and general manager for two software development firms. He continues to help companies solve a variety of information systems-related problems. Dr Hardgrave has published two books and more than 50 articles primarily on the topic of software development. His primary research interest involves improving the software development process and environment. Richard Johnson worked for several Fortune 500 companies as an industrial engineer and manager before receiving a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Arkansas in 1998. Since then, Dr Johnson has published a text on systems analysis and design and thirteen articles in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Communications of the ACM, and DATA BASE. He has received several teaching and research awards while at Southwest Missouri State University.