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Is anyone here familiar with Cobol? I'm interested in learning it, but would like to know about it's relevance in today's age and others' opinion about Cobol.

5th Dec 2019, 11:20 PM
AJ Armstrong
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I really wish SoloLearn would do a COBOL class. I have an interest in legacy IT hardware and thusly mainframes so knowing the basics of COBOL would be very helpful for me.
24th Dec 2019, 4:28 PM
Beef - avatar
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you mean Cobol? I have never heard of Cobalt, except in the periodic table.
5th Dec 2019, 11:28 PM
Bahhaⵣ - avatar
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Cobol* thanks for the correction
5th Dec 2019, 11:32 PM
AJ Armstrong
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The reason I upvoted your opinion is that you were honest (and brave) enough to say it :) "Put two people in a room and you get at least two opinions" ..even though it seems your opinion is partly true. Well like every opinion, isn't it? Mine included. My experience with Cobol is that it's here to stay. For better and for worse that is. Because the legacy and maintenance are a curse and a blessing. It's like a cranky war veteran (m/f/d if you will) who's very bitter, strict and troubled ! Acting out like 'cause his war never ends. Hard to work with and hard for it to collaborate with "young" languages. What makes it a cash cow for those who have the patience and will to be able to maintain and update legacy code. If it was easy, everyone could do it ;-)
6th Aug 2022, 4:33 AM
eitan michaescu
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Cobol is one of the oldest programming languages, its use is not relevant in today's new technology( in my opinion) , better learn something else, unless you want to learn it for fun and history. edit: getting down voted 😊 no question Cobol is still widely running on business machines and mainframes these days. but its use is going down and everything related to it is kept for legacy and maintaining compatibility. for someone new who want to build something for the future there are tons of alternatives instead of sticking with the limitations of the past. there are few programmers in Cobol and they are decreasing everyday.
5th Dec 2019, 11:36 PM
Bahhaⵣ - avatar