AMC Monthly Newsletter – September 2019

Party hats at the ready! Welcome to a special birthday celebration issue of the Application Modernization & Connectivity Newsletter. The Fortune 500’s favorite language – COBOL– has hit the big 6-0. In celebration of this momentous milestone we are taking a closer look at the enduring influence – and fabulous future – of COBOL. Don’t miss the articles, white papers, and podcasts coming your way.

cobol-60-years-oldHappy Anniversary COBOL

Wow. Computer scientist Grace Hopper really started something back in the 1950s. But how has COBOL endured for so long; is it flawless execution? Sheer volume of active code? Reliability? Readability? A little of everything? Decide for yourself. Check out a few of these goodies…

White paper: COBOL at 60 – a Living Legend
TechBeacon article: COBOL at 60: The legacy and future of the original business language
eWeek article: Six reasons COBOL has survived past 60
Computing article: COBOL at 60: the past, present, and future of the enduring and evolving programming language article: The Bedrock of Digital Transformation
ZDNet article: COBOL turns 60: why it will outlive us all
Webinar recording: COBOL – Here’s to the next 60 Years Webinar

“Most people don’t realize their daily routines depend on 60-year old technology. Whether it’s using an ATM, booking travel, or filing an insurance claim, we all interact with COBOL-based systems in some way each day, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future” Craig Marble, Astadia


Upcoming webinars

 Automation in Host Access: The Journey from HLLAPI to Robotic Process Automation Webinar: September 24 @ 11:00 a.m. EDT
Want to keep up with the competition? Let’s discuss the many, modern options available for leveraging host data to automate business processes. There are many different automation tools available, including drag and drop, advanced integrated development environments (IDEs), HLLAPI, and robotic process automation (RPA). Register for the webinar here.

Modernize CORBA systems using REST and JSON: October 3 @ 11 a.m. EDT
Is REST technology part of your future CORBA strategy? Join us as Micro Focus CORBA experts Matteo Vescovi and Keith Halligan examine the importance of extending CORBA systems to interoperate with REST and demonstrate the latest IDL2REST code generation capabilities. Register for the webinar here.

Host Access Security, Authentication, Compliance, and Data Privacy: October 17 @ 11 a.m. EDT
Want valuable insights into how organizations can deliver access to the mainframe while meeting security, privacy, regulatory, and other demands that modern technologies present? Register for the webinar here.

TechTips: Using ChangeMan ZMF and REST API’s to streamline mainframe DevOps: October 24 @ 11 a.m. EDT
Join our AMC Tech Tips series to see how hooking up mainframe DevOps delivery tooling is easier, and more productive than ever, using Micro Focus ChangeMan ZMF 8.2.2. Register for the webinar here.

Micro Focus Universe 2020

Exciting! We can now announce a North American venue for the Micro Focus Universe 2020 event in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a European one as we grow our show-case event. May is closer than you think, so stay up-to-date with registration details and news about the ever-popular customer and partner premiere event! Learn more about Micro Focus Universe here.

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– Request a Call with our Account Team.
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