C++ vs. COBOL

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What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

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.
Why do developers choose C++?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

What are the cons of using C++?
Downsides of C++?

What are the cons of using COBOL?
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What companies use C++?
238 companies on StackShare use C++
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What tools integrate with C++?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with C++
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to C++ and COBOL?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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