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Meet Grace Hopper, the Pioneering Computer Scientist Who Helped Invent COBOL and Build the Historic Mark I Computer (1906-1992) | Open Culture

Technology, Rasmussen College lists six “Assumptions to Avoid” for women who want to enter the field of computer science. I couldn’t comment on whether these “assumptions” (alleged misconceptions like “the work environment is hostile to women”) are actually disproved by the commentary. Source: Meet Grace Hopper, the Pioneering Computer Scientist Who Helped Invent COBOL and […]

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Banks need to stop keeping COBOL on life support | American Banker

Banks have resisted the need to switch their core systems, but how long can a financial institution continue to operate on a foundation of dust? Source: Banks need to stop keeping COBOL on life support | American Banker While it might seem nice to move bank processing from Cobol, there really aren’t many technologies that […]

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 […]

Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally

Banks and financial companies are desperate to find programmers who know COBOL, an almost 60-year old programming language that is still in full effect. Source: Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally Interesting article.  Cobol is my native programming language and still writing code for my day job in it.  Updating a system […]

Cobollin’ – YouTube

Awesome video about my “native” programming language!  Had me laughing out loud. You won’t see Cobol in operating systems or games, but if it’s business related and need to process lots of data, Cobol is your language.

Visual Studio 2015 now Supports COBOL and you Can Make Desktop and Web Apps with It – Canadian Developer Connection – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

I’ve worked as a Cobol programmer for over 20 years and I do not see it going away any time soon. While there are many efforts of companies to move from Cobol and update their applications, there really aren’t many programming languages which can process huge amounts of data as efficiently. Cobol is the back-end […]

The Inevitable Return of COBOL

Learn just how influential the 1959 COBOL programming language is today and why it will become an in-demand skill for developers in the near future. Source: The Inevitable Return of COBOL Very interesting article. Cobol will continue to be relevant as long as reports need to be produced, large databases maintained, etc. Cobol isn’t good […]

Grace Hopper on Letterman – YouTube

The lady in this video, Grace Hopper, was a Rear Admiral in the Navy and worked on the very first computer.  She is often called “the mother of Cobol”. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article about her.

Why can’t programmers program?

Why can’t programmers program?. The logic for this is really very simple. I was able to do in both Swift and JavaScript, which I am learning, in hardly any time. Because of the variations in language structure, I couldn’t exactly use the “for(int i=0;” exactly, Here is my code in JavaScript: for (i = 0; […]

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