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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

📋 Example

      * Compile this file together with the node.cobol
      * modules:
      *  $ cobc -x example/main.cbl lib/node-exec*.cbl
      * Then execute the binary file:
      *  $ ./main
          01 NODEJS-CODE PIC X(100) value "console.log('Hello World!')".
      * Execute a short Node.js snippet
           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:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.

  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛

  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

📝 Documentation

The COBOL modules from the lib/ directory export the following subroutines:


  • code: The Node.js snippet to execute.


  • file: The Node.js file path.

😋 How to contribute

Have an idea? Found a bug? See how to contribute.

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✨ Related

  • cobol—COBOL bridge for NodeJS which allows you to run COBOL code from NodeJS.
  • fortran—Fortran bridge for Node.js which allows you to run Fortran code from Node.js.
  • node.fortran—Execute Node.js in your Fortran programs.

📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău


npm i node.cobol

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