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How Do I Love Thee, COBOL?

Misty Decker Technology Evangelist, Micro Focus
Photo by Alexander Sinn on Unsplash

COBOL, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love you for the women who paved the way;
Grace Hopper and Jean Sammet led the fray.
Their creation still stands, a testament to their skill,
COBOL, the language that helped the world fulfill.

I love you for your transparency, easy to read,
For English speakers, learning COBOL is a dream.
You power the world's largest organizations.
With 800 billion lines, you defy all limitations.

I love you for your resilience, standing the test of time,
A language that's still essential and sublime.
Modernization is the key to your future,
With cloud integration, you'll continue to nurture.

I love you for what you’ve done, and what you can still do;
COBOL is a language that is forever true.
You’re part of our past, present, and future,
COBOL, a language we'll always nurture.

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