The Grace Hopper Google Doodle offers a timely re-evaluation of COBOL
December 9 2013 marks the 107th birthday of Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers of computer science and creator of the COBOL programming language.
The occasion has been fittingly marked with today’s Google Doodle, which depicts Hopper sat at her machine calculating her birthday through a simple equation.
Given her great influence on what would become the Common Business-Oriented Language, it’s an ideal opportunity to examine the state of COBOL today.
Derek Britton is product marketing director at Micro Focus, who...