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Derek Britton gets creative and compiles an overview of this legendary language. At 60 years young, why is it so prevalent in core enterprise systems? A great slideshare about the 'Philosophy of COBOL' (written by a black-belt 3rd dan master.....)

Derek Britton gets creative and compiles an overview of this legendary language. At 60 years young, why is it so prevalent in core enterprise systems? A great slideshare about the 'Philosophy of COBOL' (written by a black-belt 3rd dan master.....)

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  1. 1. COBOL Quietly confident, enduringly competent
  2. 2. COBOLwas designed with business in mind (that’s what the B is) It is great for data, for arithmetic, for large scale business processing. It works everywhere, and you can learn it easily. 2
  3. 3. The original design of COBOL was the result of combined effort of science, commerce and government.
  4. 4. It has always had its detractors… 4 “It is rather unlikely that Cobol [sic] will be around by the end of the decade”. – Anonymous, June 1960
  5. 5. COBOL has evolved and adapted over time. This is driven by users, vendors and an independent standards body. 5
  6. 6. COBOL systems quietly run some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. COBOL provides enduring value, without the fanfare.
  7. 7. Continued investment and innovation in COBOL has enabled it to support the demands of today’s digital era.
  8. 8. regard COBOL applications as “strategic” to their organization. This was in 2020, COBOL’s 60th birthday. Source: Micro Focus 92%
  9. 9. Regard modernization as the best option 9 Are going to modernize this year 70% 63% In the COBOL community…
  10. 10. Great ideas evolve and endure www.microfocus.com/cobol60

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