The COBOL Skills Shortage

April 14, 2020

It may be hard to believe for some of you but there’s a 60-year old computer code called COBOL that’s still in use today and now, it’s having some “serious” problems.

For the past week or so, it seems like every trade publication or industry website is sounding the alarms because COBOL is falling apart. To make things worse, there’s a considerable skills gap when it comes to this ancient code.

In this episode of The Hacks, Chunga and Tom discuss whether or not there’s reason to panic over COBOL. They also talk about the possibility of other, old computer codes having a similar problem. Listen now!

To learn more about this episode:

IBM Scrambles To Find More COBOL Programmers

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