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COmmon Business-Oriented Language (commonly abbreviated COBOL) is one of the oldest programming languages still in widespread use, and dates back to a time where tape decks were

Since COBOL was designed to ensure longevity for enterprise applications, a number of the world's most-used IT systems still run on the language. In particular, transactional systems for big industry with high daily volume, small data per transaction requirements such as Medicine (appointment scheduling), Banking (financial transactions & ATM), Travel (ticketing), Insurance (claims), Manufacturing (inventory management) and Retail (point-of-sale terminals)[1] are examples of the most prominent systems whose industry-wide systems all still run on COBOL.



External Links


  1. IT Horror Story - A World Without COBOL:

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