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Friday, October 26, 2012

COBOL is Trending UP

As we all know, COBOL has been announced "dead" or "dying" multiple times over the years.  And for many shops it has left the building as the applications written in this language have been replaced with packages such as SAP and PeopleSoft.

What you may not know is that COBOL has recently climbed from the bottom end of the Tiobe Programming Community Index to a healthy 26th spot on the chart. 

How high will it climb?


  1. People have been pronouncing rites on COBOL for 50 years. It's an industry.
    COBOL don't mind, usually can't even hear. Just keeps grinding out the work...

  2. The up trend has been going on for a while now - quite interesting. COBOL is doing a lot better than a hole bunch of more fashionable languages - last time I looked - even Scala.

  3. This is great news. I was recently RIF'd from my position after 26 yrs. I was concerned that my skills would not be marketable any longer.