Cobol — yes, Cobol — gets a bridge to Node.js

Posted on 18-08-2015 , by: Paul Krill , in , 0 Comments

Linking the old world of programming with the new, a Web developer from Romania has built a bridge between highly fashionable Node.js and that venerated but antiquated business programming language: Cobol.

Found on Github, the node-cobol project enables the running of Cobol code from Node.js, the popular server-side JavaScript platform. “I just thought it would be funny to create a bridge between a popular actual programming language — Node.js — and an old one — Cobol,” developer Ionica Bizau said in an email. “Honestly, I don’t really think there is a real need, except the nostalgia that it creates especially for the Cobol programmers and people who know what Cobol is.”

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