Whether you are an ISV, a developer, or a business manager, the COBOL in your applications is the perfect repository for your Intellectual Property (IP) – whatever technology the future has in store.
COBOL is entering its sixth decade and continues to take change in its stride. Modern products such as Visual COBOL offer contemporary development environments for new and dedicated COBOL developers alike.
This paper considers the image of COBOL from an ISV viewpoint. It assesses its standing as a language fit for today and suitable for tomorrow, both from the marketplace and the developer perspective. Finally, we take a look at our vision for COBOL as it leads the way through its next decade.