Whether you love it or hate it, COBOL has been around for a long time, its impact lingering even as its popularity wanes. Created by committee way back in the middle of the last century, COBOL was one of the first high-level computer languages and the business community’s most used computer language for decades.
COBOL apologists praise it for its simple, explicit syntax, while one of its detractors famously lambasted it for “crippling the mind.” Wherever you fall on this spectrum, if you’re involved with mainframes, you’re going to encounter COBOL. Take our quiz to see how well you know your COBOL trivia!

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Sonja Soderlund is an Oregon-based B2B freelance writer. Whether writing about mainframe computers, educational technology, or sustainable retail, she strives to bring clarity to complex issues. Connect with her at sonjasoderlund.com or LinkedIn.