COBOL and Visual Basic on .Net: A Guide for the Reformed Mainframe Programmer (.Net Developer) (Paperback)
* The only book of its kind - written from the perspective of a former COBOL/CICS mainframe programmer. * Familiar mainframe terms/concepts are used to help introduce the .NET technologies. * COBOL .NET and Visual Basic .NET code samples are provided. * Author is a Sr. Software Engineer on a .NET Web Development project at a Fortune 500 company.
strongChris L. Richardson/strong is a senior software engineer on a .NET web development project at a Fortune 500 company. Before making the transition to Windows and web programming, he held senior programmer/analyst positions on the mainframe platform. For the majority of his 20+ years in the information technology field, he has developed using COBOL, CICS, and DB2. Chris proudly reminds people of his mainframe background and jokingly refers to himself as a "reformed mainframe programmer." He divides his leisure time between entrepreneurial endeavors (such as his startup, California-based eClectic Software Solutions) and studying for his next Microsoft certification exam.