Micro Focus will bring its large installed base of Cobol programmers into the age of the Internet next week with the release of Net Express 3.0, an update to its application development environment that facilitates linking Cobol applications to the Web. Though Java gets most of the attention in Web development, the majority of business process applications are written in Cobol. And most customers would rather extend those applications to the Web than rewrite them in Java, said John Guertin, group director of product management at Micro Focus.
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