Issue No.02 - March/April (2000 vol.17)
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Although recent Internet, Java, and OO trends threaten Cobol's dominance, industry will continue to need the language and its programmers for development as well as maintenance--especially once OO Cobol becomes an official standard. Thus, Cobol training remains a priority. By leveraging their existing knowledge, Cobol programmers can make a smooth transition to OO development and Java programming.
Bill C. Hardgrave, E. Reed Doke, "Cobol in an Object-Oriented World: A Learning Perspective", IEEE Software, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 26-29, March/April 2000, doi:10.1109/52.841601