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Not familiar with object-oriented semantics?  Join this educational webinar series and learn the A to Z of OOP.

Start with the basics and move onto more advanced topics, such as integration with .NET and the JVM. We’ll illustrate everything with plenty of real-life examples, provide you with the resources you need to give it a go and offer you the chance to ask questions of the experts.

We’re all busy people so we’ve broken the webinars down into 30-minute sessions, leaving you plenty of time to try out what you’ve learned ahead of the next webinar.

Join us throughout the whole series or dip into the webinar that suits you most:
  • September 25, 2014:  Intro to OOP (Recording available)
    • An introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and an introduction to the potential of Visual COBOL to bridge the well-established COBOL applications you have and the contemporary programming languages you want to work with.
  • October 9, 2014:  Your first COBOL Class (Recording available)
    • Understand ‘classes’, compare and contrast with a regular COBOL program and cover the syntax for defining your own COBOL class and methods. We’ll also demonstrate how to create an instance of the class in COBOL and other languages.

  • October 23, 2014:  Data and Properties (Recording available)
    • Dive deeper into the COBOL syntax of getter and setter property methods. Explore how data types from .NET and JVM can work together with COBOL’s rich type system. Discover how ’properties’ can expose this data to other classes and programs.
  • November 6, 2014:  Collection Classes (Recording available)
    • Find out how to access ‘collections’, one of the most useful set of classes available in .NET and JVM. These classes take all the hard work out of creating lists of items, so users can focus on adding new functionality. We’ll take you through the different collection classes and the syntax for declaring and processing lists.

  • November 20, 2014:  Inheritance (Recording soon available)
    • Returning to the key concepts of OO COBOL, we’ll explain how to extend current classes to add more functionality and override existing behaviour. We’ll also look at some more advanced syntax for writing your own classes.

  • December 4, 2014:  Accessing Procedural COBOL from Java and C#
    • Pull together everything we’ve learned so far and see how we can quickly reuse our existing procedural COBOL programs in .NET and JVM applications. We’ll demonstrate different techniques for exposing current COBOL application logic to Java and C#.

All webinars take place at 15:00, GMT  (London); 16:00, Europe Standard Time (Paris, GMT +01:00); 10:00, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT -05:00); 23:00, China Standard Time (Beijing, GMT +08:00)