Whether you’ve been programming since the summer of ’69 or just started last year, you’ve probably heard of COBOL. As one of the most reliable programming languages, COBOL is at the heart of the world’s business applications. Which is why it is no surprise that 75% of the world’s business data, and 90% of financial transactions, are processed in COBOL.
COBOL is a language that has repeatedly proven its reliability, ease-of-use and value. This explains how it continues to stand the test of time with around 5 billion new lines of COBOL code added to live systems every year. Programmers around the world continue to gain experience with the language while building and growing their business. Globally, there are nearly 2 million developers working with around 200 billion lines of COBOL code in live operation! To help COBOL evolve and meet the future needs of business, Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers the next generation of COBOL tools for the 21st century. With Visual COBOL, users are able to develop and modernize mission-critical applications using platforms that best fit particular business needs – ensuring that their organization remains on a path of growth and innovation.
There is a wealth of multi-faceted stories and personal experiences that accompany the COBOL language and its developer. We captured just a few of them at our Developer Conference back in April. Watch passionate programmers reflect on their experiences with COBOL in the video below.
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