Henrik Strøbech

  • Application Development Session: Room B first floor

    Session Evaluation


    At this session I will tell you about COBOL code savings you can do on top of any COBOL version, to make your program run faster.

    Many of us may have forgotten or never have time writing efficient COBOL code, and in the end your management may think COBOL is becoming too expensive.

    This session will cover different COBOL code examples that are simple, but for sure will make your program run faster, and together with COBOL 6 we often see savings up 80% in the COBOL code.

    The session will also take a short look into what you can do with the compiler option. 

  • Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

    Session Evaluation


    Every IT installation have COBOL code where they wonder, why is it slow? 

    You may also be in a situation, that you did not know that the COBOL code was slow, much slower than the Db2 in the program.

    At this session you will have the chance to optimize the code you have be struggling with for long. Or learn that optimizing the COBOL code really matters.

    Bring the COBOL code or COBOL statement you want to optimize. Please note – we will not handle Db2 statements.

    In this session we will look into the COBOL code examples that you bring and that you struggle with, consuming a lot of CPU. 

    It could also be that you just want to do something smarter or faster to save CPU, just bring it on.

    Maybe you will tell us something very smart, that will save others a lot of CPU, the choice is yours. But all your input must be related to the COBOL code.

    IBM and all the participants in the session will try to help and learn from your troubles/ideas, and input from the session will be handed over to IBM who may be able to use the input for COBOL language improvements.