Key Concepts When Using Containers for COBOL Application Development

This section outlines key concepts you should be aware of before you start using Visual COBOL to develop your COBOL applications in containers. It also presents an overview of the process to use to create images for developing your COBOL applications, and directs you other topics where you can find more detailed information about the processes described.

  • A separate document, Best Practices for Moving Your COBOL Applications to Containers, is available that describes best practices that Micro Focus recommends you adopt when moving an existing COBOL application to run in a containerized environment. See Micro Focus: Best Practices for Moving Your COBOL Applications to Containers for more information.
  • Micro Focus recommends that you always follow your operating system vendor's best practices when working with containers.