COBOL is a compiled English-like computer programming language designed for business use. It is imperative, procedural and, since 2002, object-oriented. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. COBOL is still widely used in legacy applications deployed on mainframe computers, such as large-scale batch and transaction processing jobs.
COBOL is without a doubt, a strong and concise programming language. Its use in legacy applications and business applications makes it a very strong language, especially in the business world.
However, COBOL is not used in new applications nowadays. Most programming in COBOL is now purely to maintain existing applications.
So… Should you learn COBOL in 2017