COBOL Check is a unit testing framework for COBOL created to help COBOL programmers who have difficulties with contemporary development methods such as test driven development. One of the problems with the tooling for the COBOL languageĀ  and other mainframe languages currently available is that they do not offer the same levels of granularity for unit testing as opposed to what is available for some of the other languages such as Java and C#. Dave Nicolette, Programmer and Chair of Open Mainframe Project‘s COBOL Check project, explains in this video what COBOL Check is and what challenges it is trying to solve.

Guest: Dave Nicolette
Projects: COBOL Check | Open Mainframe Project (Twitter)
Show: To The Point
Keywords: COBOL, Mainframe

About Dave Nicolette: Dave Nicolette, Programmer, is the Chair of Open Mainframe Project’s COBOL Check project.

About COBOL Check: COBOL Check is a unit testing framework for the COBOL language. Good unit testing frameworks exist for most mainstream programming languages, but not for COBOL. We want to provide this kind of tool for COBOL developers.

About Open Mainframe Project: Open Mainframe Project was founded in 2015, as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. Open Source is the collective thread within leading organizations that look to leverage their technology infrastructure as a competitive advantage. The mainframe design principles of security, stability, scalability, and performance are important to these leading organizations, and having the mainframe interoperable in a hybrid infrastructure enables leading organizations to realize its benefits. Open Mainframe Project believes this is best achieved as a community through open source.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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