COBOL: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'd like to talk to you about ducts. Wait a minute. Strike that. I meant COBOL. The Common Business Oriented Language is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as the language that is everywhere and nowhere at once: As a result, today COBOL is everywhere, yet is largely unheard of

What the hell is it even used for? Please don’t say business.

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A lot of the logic in banking systems is written in COBOL. Some of this code dates back to the 70s and the banks just virtualized their old mainframes because nobody really knows what goes on inside the code anymore and it would be a herculean effort to rewrite it.

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I doubt the situation has changed much today. COBOL is still everywhere.

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I bet JavaScript has been catching up over the past decade. :)

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Oh, dear…

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