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Visual COBOL Personal Edition

Build new skills in modern COBOL development.

Visual COBOL Personal Edition
Micro Focus™ Visual COBOL Personal Edition helps you build and modernize COBOL applications using the most popular integrated development environments (IDEs)–Visual Studio or Eclipse. Tune your skills with the next generation in COBOL development–Visual COBOL.

Visual Studio

Learn COBOL using Microsoft Visual Studio.

Get advanced COBOL editing and debugging, as well as continuous background compilation, auto complete, code analysis and code search—all integrated within Microsoft Visual Studio.

Visual COBOL Personal Edition
Build, debug, compile and test COBOL programs using the latest Microsoft IDE.
Visual COBOL Personal Edition
Combine COBOL, C#, and other .NET languages within one integrated COBOL development toolset.

Visual Studio

Learn COBOL using the Eclipse IDE.

Streamline application delivery with advanced editing and debugging. It features continuous background compilation, code analysis, code search, and remote debugging.

Build, debug, compile and test COBOL programs using the latest Eclipse IDE.
Combine COBOL, Java and other JVM-based languages within one integrated development toolset.

Free Student License

Build new COBOL skills.

Whether you are new to COBOL or a veteran, our free, one-year, student developer license will help you build new skills for a rewarding career.

Build skills in COBOL without the need to buy a license.
Learn skills to maintain and modernize COBOL applications.

Free Student License

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Featured Resources


Micro Focus™ Visual COBOL: A developer’s guide to modern COBOL


Visual COBOL: New Application Modernization Tools for the Java Developer

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