Python vs. Visual Basic vs. COBOL



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Description

What is 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.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Python?
3221 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Visual Basic?
14 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Python, Visual Basic, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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