Do not go gentle into that good night…
COBOL, the programming language widely used to run Tier 1/mission-critical applications on mainframe computers – and popularly thought of in some trendy young corners to be a relic of the dark ages – is actually in rude good health.
That’s according to a new survey by Micro Focus today, which finds that after more than sixty years in the production environment, COBOL code bases are – perhaps startlingly to some – continuing to grow, as businesses modernise applications.
Why is this relevant to the CIO? The SDM enables secure administration of legacy applications using standard Linux tooling, requiring less specialised skills, and enabling
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