OVERVIEW

Visual COBOL® provides COBOL development and integration tools—in your choice of Visual Studio or Eclipse—that offer programmers an unrivaled development experience. Use Visual COBOL to help your AppDev teams work better together and deliver new functionality faster to your business users.

  • Fully featured COBOL editor and integrated COBOL debug experience
  • Mixed-language support—integrate COBOL with C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, and more
  • Compile COBOL applications directly to Microsoft intermediate language for deployment within Microsoft .NET
  • Compile COBOL applications to Java byte code for deployment within the Java Virtual Machine
  • Native code generator for the leading Enterprise platforms, including Windows, Linux on Intel, Linux on Power, Linux on z systems, AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX
  • RDBMS support for Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and open source databases, including PostgreSQL
  • Support for virtualized, container, and cloud environments—such as Docker, Amazon AWS, and integrated support for the Microsoft Azure SDK
  • Advanced diagnostics tools including patented reversible debugging aids for RHEL Intel systems
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HIGHLIGHTS
Visual Studio

Visual COBOL for Visual Studio provides advanced COBOL editing and debugging for application developers. Continuous background compilation, auto complete, code analysis, and code search are just a few of the many developer tools available to streamline application delivery. Utilize REST and JSON to build new web services. Create new user interfaces using Win Forms or WPF. Combine COBOL with C#, VB, and other .NET languages—all within one IDE.

Visual Studio
Eclipse

Visual COBOL for Eclipse provides advanced COBOL editing and debugging for application developers. Continuous background compilation code analysis, code search, and remote compile, and debugging are just a few of the many developer tools available to streamline application delivery. Utilize REST and JSON to build new web services. Create new user interfaces using HTML-5. Combine COBOL with Java and other Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages—all within one IDE.

Eclipse
Docker, Containers, and Cloud

The Micro Focus COBOL compiler and runtime system provides universal platform coverage enabling COBOL applications to be deployed across a range of distributed systems, ensuring compatibility and consistent behavior across different platforms. Standard library routines callable from COBOL applications enable a write-once, deploy-anywhere approach for developers. The latest release of Visual COBOL takes this development and deployment flexibility even further with support for Docker containers. New product packaging options enable Docker deployment to both Windows Server and Linux platforms.

Docker, Containers, and Cloud
"The move to Visual COBOL has given us significantly improved graphics and video capabilities; enhanced visualization tools; an online version of the solution; and a much more modern look and feel."
Mike Phillips   /   President  Sydex Sports Software
SUCCESS STORIES
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Sydex Sports knocks it out of the park with Visual COBOL.

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Visual COBOL delivers a future proof strategy for application modernization and enabling the porting of business services to Java.

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Embracing innovation with Visual COBOL® delivers a modern and agile development environment, boosting productivity and performance by 30 percent.

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