VisualAge COBOL

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IBM's COBOL development environment introduced in 1995 for OS/2 and AIX as "VisualAge for COBOL" with a Windows NT version following shortly thereafter and the for bit dropped from the name. In addition to native OS/2 programming "Enterprise" versions of the software could be used for developing MVS executables and the later z/OS variant, the compiler is nearly 100% "IBM Enterprise COBOL" compatible.

VA COBOL offered a visual design and testing environment similar to the VisualAge C++ v4 and VA SmallTalk products

Versions

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OS/2
  • Nov 1995: VisualAge COBOL for OS/2 1.0
  • 1996: VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2 1.1
    • CSD/FixPak 1 for IBM VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2, Version 1 Release 1
  • 1996: VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2 1.2
    • CSD/FixPak 2 for IBM VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2, Version 1 Release 2
  • 1997: VisualAge COBOL for OS/2 2.0
  • Sep 1997: VisualAge for COBOL Version 2.1
  • Apr 1998: VisualAge COBOL 2.2
List price for the "Standard" version was USD 499
Windows
  • 2003: VisualAge COBOL Enterprise 3.07

Publications

IBM RedBooks
  • SG24-4606 - IBM VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2 Object-Oriented Programming
  • SG24-6111 - IBM VisualAge COBOL; Remote Edit/Compile/Debug
  • SG24-4733 - Host/Workstation Client/Server Implementation Using VisualAge COBOL on OS/2, AIX, and MVS

Links

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