Visual COBOL or Java? shouldn't that be Visual COBOL AND Java...

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Nothing quite beats a bit of computer language bias to get a good debate going. Nothing raises the shackles quite like a good argument about what's better than what.

Recent posts in dzone on the value of (Visual) COBOL met with derision and support in equal measure, while the COBOL v Java debate flared up on the register earlier this year#

More recently, we heard a variety of speakers at the Micro Focus developers' conference in April talk about the enduring value of COBOL, and how smart IT leaders are finding ways to exploit COBOL value in more and more innovative and business-aligned ways# So the brave new world of mobile, web and the march towards consumerization is all being embraced by - first - reusing what is there already

What this means for Visual COBOL is the continued co-existence in a heterogeneous IT world, working alongside Java, C# and all manner of emerging technologies

See our latest post which summarizes our view -

[this entry is also posted on the COBOL blog]

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