COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1 is the most recent addition to the IBM COBOL compiler household, which incorporates Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and COBOL for AIX. COBOL for Linux on x86 is a productive and highly effective growth surroundings for constructing and modernizing COBOL functions. It contains an optimizing COBOL compiler and a COBOL runtime library. COBOL for Linux on x86 relies on the identical superior optimization know-how as Enterprise COBOL for z/OS. It gives each efficiency and programming capabilities for growing enterprise crucial COBOL functions for Linux on x86 programs. COBOL for Linux on x86 is designed to help shoppers on their journey to the cloud. It permits shoppers to strategically deploy business-critical functions written in COBOL to a hybrid cloud surroundings or best-fit platforms, which incorporates IBM Z (z/OS), IBM Energy Techniques (AIX), and x86 (Linux) platforms.
As I perceive it, there’s nonetheless numerous COBOL code all around the business, so it is smart for IBM to make its COBOL applied sciences obtainable to extra folks.