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Imperative, procedural and, since 2002, object-oriented programming language
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What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.
COBOL is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses COBOL?

Companies
12 companies reportedly use COBOL in their tech stacks, including GoGoVan, Langa, and NN-CZ-SK.

Developers
12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use COBOL.

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Why developers like COBOL?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use COBOL
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COBOL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to COBOL?
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
HTML5
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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COBOL's Followers
20 developers follow COBOL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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