COBOL course?


I would be interested in taking a course in COBOL. I recognize that COBOL is considered a legacy language, but it is still very much in use (apparently) in business and banking. Unfortunately, it is not offered at my local universities or colleges, and I haven’t found a good (read easy to get started) online offering. I realize that this is very niche, but I also think there may be legitimate demand. I hope there may be others out there who are interested in learning this language.

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What do you think? @oduffy
This website can give you a high level look at COBOL. You can see right away why it isn’t the most desired language to work with.
That’s just the surface level of the headache, I’m afraid.

I’ve moved this to the #community:Feature-Course-Requests topic area, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. :slight_smile:


That looks a lot like Ruby/Python, more Ruby.

Quite a few of those early programming languages, like COBOL and its contemporaries like ALGOL or BASIC, are probably still - perhaps indirectly - influencing the design of modern programming languages…

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If you are interested in a site that offers a COBOL course, this website is quite good. It is, I imagine, similar to the documentation, but it is really quite easy to understand, and well structured:

I’d actually need to tag @lilybird in on this one. :slight_smile:


I found this while trying to actually search for a COBOL course. I’m sure with everything going on in the world, and the huge call for COBOL programmers all across the US that making a course available would make a great impact! There are definitely people interested