What does HackerNews think of cobol-on-wheelchair?

Micro web-framework for COBOL

Language: COBOL


I need to share this in all its glory. There is a working COBOL web framework. "Still got it!" it croaked from the corner.

> I remember an April fools joke from 20 years ago promoting COBOL as the hot new web language, maybe it's finally time

Cobol on Wheelchair https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair

Cobol on Cogs http://www.coboloncogs.org/INDEX.HTM

It’d be great to learn about other code by prominent politicians.

Off the top of my head, I only recall one other example: COBOL on Wheelchair [0], a web micro-framework for GNU COBOL, written by Adrian Zandberg [1], a Polish MP.

[0]: https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Zandberg

There is also COBOL on Wheelchair:


IIRC both of them where featured on the HN front page once.

So I guess you could use https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair and develop your entire app in a Worker. Great!
And what about https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair ?

           "content-type: text/html"
Most of your webapp is already done :D
On the topic of "why would you write that with that", this is worth a mention: https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair
A quick search for COBOL applications on GitHub found this: https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair.
There are COBOL repositories on Github[1], it would probably be worth looking at what they do. From that list, here's a micro web framework[2] which while it may not be indicative of what you would expect to do in COBOL if hired to work in it, is interesting.

1: https://github.com/trending?l=cobol

2: https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair

CobolOnCogs [1] was purely a joke, this is an actual framework (also a joke, but with actual functioning code [2]).

[1]: http://www.coboloncogs.org/INDEX.HTM

[2]: https://github.com/azac/cobol-on-wheelchair