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COBOL is dead, Long Live COBOL!!®
A Few Words About COBOL
COBOL has been pronounced dead
and buried more often than enough, yet like Kings of a
powerful and long lasting dynasty,
COBOL comes back
younger and more powerful than ever before.
After COBOL birth year (1959), we had COBOL-68,
COBOL-74, COBOL-85, and in 1994, believe
it or not: OO COBOL...and no, it does not
represent zero-zero but Object Oriented COBOL!
COBOL-97 was the precursor to the ISO
Current in line?
Next in line? Perhaps...
For a programming language presumed "dead", COBOL
appears to be quite alive and kicking.
for a world of cost saving opportunities, support, ideas
and discoveries or to share your thoughts. Surf the
Gold Mine® and find out why
COBOL is still the
language that makes the business world go round!
on the Cloud;
once more, COBOL demonstrates its power and versatility.
Power, Adaptability, Versatility, Stability,
These are but a
few of the qualities that the COBOL language has
maintained for over sixty years now. It is what has
contributed to its strength and longevity. More than
any other programming language, COBOL has contributed to
The advance of online
the most powerful multi-user applications -
banking, insurance, healthcare, airlines/hotel
reservations, credit card processing, bank ATMs,
financial, stock markets, etc. - to name just a
Over a decade into the third millennium and COBOL
still makes the business world go round!
Yearly, billions of cash money delivered by ATM
machines and billions of major credit cards
transactions processed around the Blue Planet
are still managed daily by COBOL Batch and
Online applications. And let's not overlook East
& West Stock Exchange Markets and other powerful
financial institutions around the world that owe
the reliability of their operation to COBOL
The backbones of Major Airline reservation
systems are powered by COBOL. Ironically many
of these systems in order to port them to the
Public Cloud, Private Cloud or Hybrid Cloud,
they have been circumvallated by an intricate
number of inefficient and latecomer languages,
user interfaces and middleware that rendered
their maintenance and enhancement too costly.
The most powerful
project management and manufacturing applications:
(car makers, aircraft makers, energy producers,
aircraft maintenance, etc.), even projects
management of spacecraft production to allow man to
walk on the moon, or circle in space around planet
Earth in the most advanced space shuttles even at
the dawn of the third millennium!
methodologies, an early form of Object oriented
Structured COBOL programming using COBOL-85 is so
close to Object Oriented concepts that OO COBOL
(starting 1994 in early versions and incorporated in
COBOL-97 and COBOL-2002 has only a small amount of
new syntax added to align it with the capabilities
of the latest computing craze of the third
So what is so special about the Cloud?
The Web technology
(Internet/Cloud/HTML) is simply a natural extension to
the COBOL language just as the most advanced Indexed
File System (VSAM), Internal SORT/MERGE (INPUT/OUTPUT
PROCEDURES), OLTP - On-Line Transactions Processing
(EXEC CICS/END-EXEC), Relational Database Language (EXEC
SQL/END-EXEC) - among other facilities - have been
integrated into COBOL year after year.
60+ years of software wealth,
programming and business rules experience, fine tuned
applications that have helped businesses stay ahead of
Imagine you could reuse all
It is like picking pure gold from a mine where you don't
have to dig deep.
It is the
COBOL Gold Mine®.
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