Up And Running With COBOL

In keeping with the current theme of Mainframe programming, I’ve decided to go one step further and learn COBOL as well.

Being a half century old Mainframe programming language, up to date COBOL information isn’t around every digital corner of the Internet, and coupled with me using CentOS (probably), I’ve had to set up my environment manually.

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Installing A Mainframe On A Laptop

For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with massive computer systems like Mainframes and Supercomputers. Scenes like in the movie Hackers showing the Gibson Mainframes, War Games with the WOPR and images of huge data centers filled with enormous machines are a young computer nerds fantasy.

I don’t have a Mainframe, I’m not particularly prepared to buy one either. So as a Mainframe enthusiast, I figured I’d try the next best thing…

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