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The future of COBOL COBOL Common Business Oriented Language was the first widely used high-level programming language for business applications Many payroll accounting and other business application programs written in COBOL over the past 35 years are still possible that there are more existing lines of programming code in COBOL than in any other programming language has been update over the years Today we already stepped in internet Age most of old style business also have been combined with intent to create the e-business so we suppose COBOL is not useful anymore but before we made a conclusion wed better know hows COBOL worked and hows COBOL will work in future then we could make decision COBOL was an effort to make a programming language that was like natural English easy to write and easier to read the coed after youd written it and COBOL is one of the oldest and arguably the most successful and popular of all programming languages The earliest version of the language COBOL-60 and -61 evolved to the COBOL-85 standard sponsored by the Conference on Data Systems Language CODASYL COBOL has been declared dead so many times since April 1968 till now but COBOL lives on Nevertheless the somber pronouncements of COBOLs demise continue and the pace has picked up with such developments as clients-sever technology Visual Basic Java and the chaos associated with the Year-2000 problems Since the year 2000 Y2K problem is common in many business applications and most of these are written in COBOL programmers with COBOL skills have become sought after by major corporations and contractors A number of companies have updated COBOL and sell development tools to meet the requirements about COBOL applications using in e-business Since the COBOL use for Oriented of business it was mostly serviced for big company Even now many large companies have a huge pool of COBOL-based applications that constitute their core business systems even in todays e-business
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