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[SOLVED]Is anyone still developing in fortran or cobol? (Now answered)

And if yes, in which context? Just curious. thanks!

1/4/2017 8:33:02 AM


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There are also many proprietary COBOL-like languages out there, especially on mainframes (which can handle and integrate C++ and Java with the COBOL). These proprietary ones are typically known as 4GLs, aka 4th Generation Languages, which combine proprietary database, interface, and logic akin to the COBOL+SQL/DB2+CICS trifecta, but in an all-in-one easy-to-use packaged IDE. Its used for customer service interface and also rules-based transaction processing (can be for legal reasons like special conditions of an old health insurance claims process with specific rules)


The American army.


Latest update: i actually saw some job posts for sytem updates from cobol to java. So it seems cobol is still aroynd until all that work is done!


yes, insurance and banks


wow. can't believe insurance are still using Cobol.


@Hendricks Ng : interesting. thanks!