>21st Century COBOL Blog 
COBOL - Past, Present, Future - COBOL. 

>220 Billion Lines of COBOL? BS 
They that there are 220 billion (b for bill-yun) lines of COBOL in production out there. 

>Application Integration 
The Attachmate blog on legacy modernization ... and other technology trends. 

>California Can't Perform Pay Cut Because of COBOL 
The system is based on COBOL, according to the Sacramento Bee, and the state hasn't yet found the funds or resources, in ten years of trying, to upgrade it. The article quotes a consultant on how hard it is to find COBOL programmers; he says you usually have to draw them out of retirement. 

>COBOL Blog - The Ramblings of a Yorkshire Tyke 
Posts tagged: COBOL. 

>COBOL Blog - Toplist 
Blogs about COBOL 

>COBOL: Everywhere and Nowhere 
Today COBOL is everywhere, yet is largely unheard of among the millions of people who interact with it on a daily basis. 

>COBOL versus Java and C# 
Given that COBOL can be compiled to run on Windows, Unix and Linux servers, so why isn't more of that occurring? Why are so many perfectly good COBOL applications being ported to Java or C#? What's the business case for this? What's the programming case? 

Let's Hear It for COBOL! 

This is the place where members of the COBOL Development team will discuss ways to use COBOL, share tips and shortcuts, ongoing work involving COBOL, and sometimes even provide an early look at new features and functions we are thinking about for the future. 

>Legacy Modernization Blog - SoftwareMining 
How to modernize quickly, keep quality, test, and move on to new enhancements. 

It's name is COBOL and it's one of the most boring things I have unpleasure to know. 

>Why COBOL Could Come Back 
Sure 'legacy systems archaeologist' ranks as one of the 7 dirtiest jobs in IT, but COBOL skills might see a scant revival in the wake of California's high-profile pay-cut debacle. Perhaps numbers like those won't deter modernization efforts, but the estimated 90,000 coders still versed in COBOL may find themselves in high demand teaching new dogs old tricks.


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