FORBES: COBOL Language: Call It A Comeback?


COBOL Language: Call It A Comeback?

July 13, 2020

Some of the hottest languages include Python, go lang, Java and Swift. But there is one that seems to never show up on any list: COBOL. The perception is that it is, well, a dinosaur.

Yet consider the following about COBOL:

  •  It powers about 80% of in-person financial services transactions and 95% of ATM swipes. 
  • On a daily basis, it processes $3 trillion in commerce.
  • There are over 220 billion lines of code and 1.5 billion are written each year.

Dead? Far from it.

Read on



Raquel Winkler
Micro Focus Community Manager
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