Node.js bridge for COBOL which allows you to run Node.js code from COBOL.
You have to install Node.js on your machine. In case you do not have a COBOL compiler, you can install it by running:
# Ubuntu sudo apt-get install open-cobol # OS X brew install gnu-cobol
* Compile this file together with the node.cobol * modules: * * $ cobc -x example/main.cbl lib/node-exec*.cbl * * Then execute the binary file: * * $ ./main IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. MAIN. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 NODEJS-CODE PIC X(100) value "console.log('Hello World!')". PROCEDURE DIVISION. * Execute a short Node.js snippet CALL 'EXEC_NODEJS' USING NODEJS-CODE DISPLAY "Starting an HTTP server on port 8000". * Convert an image into ASCII/ANSI art CALL 'EXEC_NODEJS_FILE' USING "example/grace-hopper.js" DISPLAY "Starting an HTTP server on port 8000". * Starting an HTTP server in Node.js CALL 'EXEC_NODEJS_FILE' USING "example/server.js". STOP RUN.
To compile the program, use:
cobc -x example/main.cbl lib/node-exec*.cbl
❓ Get Help
There are few ways to get help:
- Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
- For bug reports and feature requests, open issues.
- For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor.
The COBOL modules from the
lib/ directory export the following subroutines:
code: The Node.js snippet to execute.
file: The Node.js file path.
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