Defusing COBOL Bombs with Smart Automation

Designed by Kraphix

Why can’t young people just learn COBOL?

The Modernization Strategy

How to Cut It Up

Types of Metawork

Control Flow Graphs

Business Rules

Example extracted business rules from COBOL, credit Semantic Designs, A Standards-Based Approach to Extracting Business Rules

Formal Specification

Another shout out to Hillel Wayne, who can help you figure this shit out

Building a Bomb Squad

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Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)