COBOL Tutorial

Summary -

This page describes audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and the topics covered as part of the tutorial.

Introduction -

COBOL is an acronym for COmmon Business Oriented Language which is primarily developed for business, finance and administrative system needs.

COBOL is a high-level programming language very first developed by CODASYL Committee (Conference on Data Systems Languages) in early of 1960's (First COBOL compiler was implemented in the same year).

Objective and Audiences -

The objective of this tutorial is to support mainframe developers when they need the most.

We have covered the tutorial with a complete list of topics that almost covers 99% of COBOL language programming. This tutorial really helps to improve your technical expertise in COBOL programming.

The tutorial is for anyone who can be a student, a fresher, a software engineer, a mainframe developer, an expert or anyone who is trying to learn COBOL programming language on Mainframe or COBOL language alone.

In this tutorial, all the topics are covered with in-depth information that includes examples and useful to improve your COBOL programming skills.

Prerequisites -

There are no prerequisites to learn the COBOL language. Having a computation background will be an advantage in understanding the concepts a bit easier. Without a computation background, it is a bit time-consuming to understand the concepts, and you need to go through the topic more than once to understand clearly.

If you are trying to learn Mainframe COBOL, having a mainframe id handy helps to practice the concepts immediately. However, mainframe id is not mandatory to learn the COBOL language and we have covered all concepts with full of examples. We can suggest that you do not practice on COBOL IDE if you are trying to learn mainframe COBOL. The mainframe environment is different from COBOL IDE, and later, it might be confusing once you start working in a Mainframe environment. If you are learning only COBOL alone, you can use COBOL IDE for practicing.