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ALSO CALLED: Basic COBOL, Common Business Oriented Language
DEFINITION: Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) was a pioneer of computer science. Hopper is generally credited with developments that led to COBOL, the programming language for business applications on which the world's largest corporations ran for more than a generation. By the time of her death, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper had made many contributions to the field of software engineering and was arguably the world's  … 
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Micro Focus Visual COBOL
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VIDEO: Watch this videocast to learn how it is bringing the productivity of modern, industry-leading integrated development environments (IDEs) to COBOL, including the ability to deploy key business-critical COBOL applications to Windows 7, .NET, JVM and the cloud.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 22 Aug 2012

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Visual COBOL Application Development Environment for Visual Studio
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Visual COBOL provides the most modern integrated COBOL application development environment in the industry. It combines the leading development environments (Eclipse and/or Visual Studio) with the most significant COBOL update of the last decade.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 22 Aug 2012

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COBOL DEFINITION (continued): …  most famous programmer. After receiving her Ph.D. in mathematics at Yale, Hopper worked as an associate professor at Vassar College before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943. She went on to work as a researcher and mathematician at the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. and the Sperry Corporation. Having retired from the Navy after World War II, she returned in 1967 to work at the Naval Data Automation Command. Later, the U.S. Navy was to name a new destroyer after her: the U.S.S Grace Hopper, DDG-70. At Eckerd-Mauchly, Hopper developed programs for the first large-scale digital computer, … 
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