COBOL and Java Integration
Add the power and flexibility of the Java platform to existing COBOL programs and make COBOL investments easily accessible to the Java world with isCOBOL Evolve
Add Java to COBOL
Developers leveraging isCOBOL Evolve can quickly add a wealth of new functionality to existing applications by integrating modular Java solutions, such as those found in the Java SE and Java EE Development Kits as well as various open source communities, with their COBOL source code.
Since the isCOBOL Compiler generates pure Java output, once a desired third-party Java solution has been identified, a developer need only write the COBOL code required to interface with it. isCOBOL software allows COBOL user-words to reference Java classes and automatically converts Java data types to the COBOL type that will work in a particular statement, simplifying the integration process.
Expose COBOL to Java
Developers looking to quickly expose COBOL applications to the world of Java can use the isCOBOL platform to write programs in COBOL that can be called directly from Java as if they were written in the Java language.
The isCOBOL Compiler automatically converts existing COBOL programs into POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects). No COBOL code changes required. The Java developer receiving the objects needs only to know the class and method names, parameters, and return values to make use of them. The fact that the object class was written in COBOL or that it calls other COBOL subprograms is inconsequential.