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Introduction to COBOL programming language

COBOL has become one of the most important programming languages on the modern mainframe with an estimated 220 billion lines of code in active use today. In this video, IBMer Jeff Bisti takes you through his experience writing his first COBOL program. Learn why COBOL continues to be relevant for enterprises and developers.

And be sure to visit the IBM Developer COBOL resource hub, where you can take the next steps in your COBOL learning journey including the code pattern Build your first COBOL application.

You can also check out IBM’s free 16-hour course Learning COBOL Programming with VSCode (you will need to create an IBM ID if you don’t already have one).