Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL Programmers
Authors: Phil Coulthard, George Farr
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Written by mainframe and midrange professionals George Farr and Phil Coulthard, Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL Programmers is designed to help COBOL programmers make the jump to Java. It teaches COBOL programmers how to read and write Java programs and helps them understand the concepts necessary to continue to improve their Java skills.
Rather than serve merely as an overview, Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL Programmers addresses Java's syntax and much of the Java Development Kit's (JDKs) functionality through comparisons with COBOL. It also introduces applets, Java Native Interface (JNI), Remote Method Invocation (RMI), serialization, JavaBeans, Enterprise JavaBeans, servlets, JavaServer Pages, and even Extensible Markup Language (XML). Because VisualAge for Java (VAJ) is by far the most widely used Java tool among AS/400 and S/390 programmers, the book also includes an introduction to VAJ with both AS/400 and S/390 details. The book contains separate appendices, geared explicitly to OS/400 and OS/390 readers, with platform-specific information.