Yes, COBOL, workhorse of 1960s mainframes. Since Gartner famously estimated 240 billion lines of code in production in 1997, the number of people who know how this stuff works has been dropping far faster than the number of lines of code that remain. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the number of lines of COBOL still running is actually growing. Yes, many organizations running COBOL might be trying to migrate off of those systems, but legacy migration is easier said than done. And who said mainframes were obsolete anyway? If anything, the mainframe business is a growth business!
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