In the posts below, learn why we firmly believe COBOL is the irreplaceable legacy language of the mainframe. COBOL has proven to be the most effective solution for powerful enterprise applications like those found on the mainframe. The security and reliability found in this legacy language is what enables mainframe applications to function as well as they do for as long as they’ve proven they can–literally for decades at a time.
Considering the power highly-complex and carefully plotted mainframe applications provide organizations, it makes more sense to maintain them and innovate them with modernized mainframe development tools and processes found in Agile and DevOps processes, rather than attempting to re-platform them.
Organizations have the power to adopt new methodologies and approaches to what seems like an archaic, obsolete language, including such processes as the two-week sprint. Leveraging the reliability and efficiency of COBOL in a new development and delivery framework is the epitome of mainframe modernization, and has proven to be the best and most economical way forward for enterprises on the mainframe.