...think again! Micro Focus has announced "Micro Focus COBOL for Eclipse" which allow you to expose COBOL program interfaces as Web Services. Hopefully, organizations will use this as an intermediate step in moving from COBOL to modern technology. We've seen many companies use Progress to connect to legacy system. Some have no intention of moving off the legacy, stating this keeps short term costs down. The forward thinkers use Progress to connect to legacy on an interim basis as they move off the mainframe. The number of COBOL developers is obviously dwindling every year.