Originally Posted by six_storm
Yeah, apparently COBOL is king of business-based programming, especially in databasing.
I actually like C++ and Java is ok, but COBOL is terrible. I had more trouble out of that class last semester than any other.
Was* king. The only reason it is still around is because the people that manage the dev's at places that run Big-Iron mainframes were once COBOL programmers and aren't comfortable with newer technologies. When those old programmers fall out of circulation (retirement, etc.), say good bye to those systems.
With server-client technology becoming the new thing more modern object-oriented languages are being put to use, of course COBOL did get object-orientation but it is CRAP!