Dwight Watt - Watt Thoughts #182 6/5/2009

#182 COBOL (Watt Thoughts)

There are some of us who came up and started by teaching COBOL, I even have a book on it with Prentice Hall published in 1996, but reading the history and status today has been interesting.

I don't know if you get Software Development (SD) Times, but this week has the first of a three part series celebrating COBOL's 50th birthday. Reports how it is used and that colleges are having to start offering again. (even an off hand comment of not sure that those offering did it to be in forefront of curve or were so far behind.) (http://www.sdtimes.com/A_HALF_CENTURY_OF_COBOL/By_Alex_Handy/About_COBOL/33510)

Check the cover story and also the editorial on the birthday. It is interesting. (http://www.sdtimes.com/FROM_THE_EDITORS_LONG_LIVE_COBOL_/By_SD_Times_News_Team/About_COBOL_and_JAVA_and_ORACLE_and_SUN/33501)



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