Banks should let ancient programming language COBOL die


Huge part of the world’s financial transactions run through systems written in COBOL, banks need to prepare to make a switch to newer programming languages

Source: Banks should let ancient programming language COBOL die

Many companies are doing this already.

They have a very pleasing website or GUI running on a PC and then that makes calls to a mainframe to transfer data between the 2 platforms.

Though Cobol is not a flashy or pretty language, it does what it was designed to do very well – process large files and produce reports.

Cobol needs to be taught in our colleges, at least a semester so that programmers know about it.

Cobol continues to be updated and brought to the PC and even the web.


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