COBOL vs. Groovy vs. Java



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Description

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.

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is 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!

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Pros

Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Cons

What are the cons of using COBOL?
No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
Downsides of COBOL?

What are the cons of using Groovy?
No Cons submitted yet for Groovy
Downsides of Groovy?

What are the cons of using Java?
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Companies

What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Java?
2818 companies on StackShare use Java

Integrations

What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java

What are some alternatives to COBOL, Groovy, and Java?

  • 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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