Published on May 11, 2020 by TechRadar
As Governments across the world prepare to take on the Coronavirus pandemic, hidden behind their demands for more ventilators, face masks, PPE kits, is a call out for COBOL programmers.
As it turns out, the language from the late 1950s that, not surprisingly, isn’t on anyone’s learning list, powers quite a few of the Government mainframes, which have of late been put under an enormous amount of pressure, bursting at the seams forcing Governments to look for COBOL programmers to fix the plumbing.
It’s surprising that a majority of the financial transactions across the world are powered by a language that came about even before the Beatles. COBOL that stands for Common Business Oriented Language is rightly being hailed as the language that wouldn’t die.
Considering the world’s dependence on the language, there’s a whole lot of excitement and developments around COBOL and if you’re looking to cash in on the gold rush, here’s how you can get started.
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