Podcast: COBOL development on the mainframe
In this interview, IBM's Elizabeth Joseph covers COBOL basics and describes how it's being used in today's mainframes.
In early July, I had the opportunity to virtually sit down with Nic Raboy on The Polyglot Developer podcast:
Nic reached out when COBOL hit the news this spring to get some background on what COBOL is good for historically, and where it lives in the modern infrastructure stack. I was able to talk about the basics of COBOL and the COBOL standard, strengths today in concert with the latest mainframes, and how COBOL back-end code is now being integrated into front ends via intermediary databases and data-interchange formats like JSON, which COBOL natively supports.
Additionally, I provided resources for developers today who are interested in learning COBOL, including the new Open Mainframe Project COBOL Programming Course.