Visual COBOL for Eclipse Essentials (free)

Eclipse is created by an Open Source community and is used in several different areas, e.g. as a development environment for Java or Android applications. The prime objectives of this course are to provide the developer with a practical working knowledge of how the development and testing of COBOL applications can be effectively used on the Workstation.  

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  • 0: Visual COBOL – Training course

    • Course Overview

    • Course Objectives

    • Course Agenda

    • Choice of Integrated Development Environment

    • Requirements

    • Course Structure

    • Product Overview

    • Sample Projects and Programs

  • 1: Eclipse IDE getting started

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Eclipse overview

    • Perspectives

    • Creating a new Project and Workspace

    • The Eclipse IDE in more detail

    • Options and Properties Changes

    • Summary

    • Exercise

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 2a: Editing COBOL

    • Introduction

    • COBOL Editing

    • Text Search/Replace

    • Regular Expressions

    • Maximizing and Restoring Views

    • Bookmarks – Source file editing “ sticky not...

    • Content Assist Use

    • Automatic Content Assist

    • COBOL Source Information

    • Code Analysis

    • Additional features

    • Further Editing

    • Summary

    • Exercise

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 2c: Editing Data

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Sequential File editing

    • Indexed File editing

    • Summary

  • 3: Compiling

    • Introduction

    • Build Configuration

    • Build Actions

    • File created by build/compiler

    • COBOL File searching

    • Summary

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 4: Executing your code

    • Introduction

    • Running your application outside Eclipse

    • Summary

    • Exercise

  • 5: Debugging

    • Introduction

    • Setting up for Debugging

    • Starting to Debug

    • Debugging detail

    • Other ways of stepping through code

    • Editing During Debugging

    • Stopping debugging

    • Summary

    • Exercise

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 6: File Type Support and Allocation

    • Introduction

    • File details

    • Converting File character set

    • File assignments in your COBOL programs

    • Notes on Indexed files

    • Summary

    • Exercise

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 7: Database Support

    • Introduction

    • Registering the database with ODBC

    • Accessing the database from COBOL

    • Summary

  • 7a: Using the Open ESQL Assistant

    • Introduction

    • Creating a suitable Project

    • Summary

  • 8: Creating a New COBOL Project

    • Introduction

    • Creating a new project

    • Adding files to the project

    • Summary

  • 9: Testing Support

    • Introduction

    • Debugging

    • Location of Files

    • Code Coverage

    • Profiler

    • Debugging Core dumps

    • Common Error messages

    • Summary

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 9a: Unit Testing Support

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Getting started

  • 10: Remote Development

    • Introduction

    • Linux/UNIX Configuration

    • Windows Configuration

    • Testing that Unix and Windows are correctly conf...

    • Creating an Eclipse Remote Workspace/Project

    • Using Remote Copybook projects

    • Using Network File Systems (e.g. Samba)

    • Summary

  • 11: Object Oriented Concepts

    • Introduction

    • Traditional Program Design

    • Object Oriented Design

    • Moving from Procedural code to OO

    • Object Oriented Terminology

    • Object Oriented COBOL

    • OO COBOL Class & Instances

    • Summary

  • 12: Object Oriented COBOL

    • Introduction

    • Evolving demonstrations

    • Summary

  • 13: JVM COBOL

    • Introduction

    • Managed COBOL Programming

    • Sample solutions

    • Demonstration Projects

    • Web Services

    • Summary

    • Exercises

    • Java Reference Material

  • 14: Building the application for release

    • Introduction

    • Building details

    • Linking

    • Shared Run-time System for Running Native COBOL ...

    • Dynamically Binding Run-time Systems to Your Nat...

    • Order of Program Loading and Run-time System Usa...

    • Loading a Dynamic Link Library Built as Native C...

    • Application Performance with Dynamic Binding for...

    • Calling Programs According to How They Are Linke...

    • Run-time Configuration

    • Setting up the Build

    • Setting up the Execution

    • Run-time System Configuration

    • Run-time configuration settings available in the...

    • Run-time Launch Configuration Files

    • Run-time Launch Configuration File Options

  • 15: Visual COBOL – Training course

  • 16: Appendix - Editing Data – Classic Data File Editor

    • Introduction

    • Editing functions for sequential files

    • Defining record layouts

    • Indexed file editing

    • Data file Editor Options

    • Creating a new data file

    • Summary

    • Exercise

    • Test Your Knowledge Questions

    • Test Your Knowledge Answers

  • 17: Appendix - Other features

    • Introduction

    • XML

    • JSON

  • Quiz

  • Course Overview

    Welcome to this Micro Focus training course. This course provides a general introduction to using Micro Focus Visual COBOL and aims to ensure you get the most out of the product.

    By using a series of supplied demonstration projects, online demos and offline exercises, this web based course will show you how to edit, compile, debug and test your applications using Visual COBOL.