How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Java to COBOL in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your Java code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting COBOL code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between Java and COBOL

SyntaxJava uses C-style syntax with curly braces and semicolons.COBOL uses a verbose and English-like syntax.
ParadigmJava is primarily an object-oriented programming language with support for procedural programming.COBOL is primarily a procedural programming language with limited support for object-oriented programming.
TypingJava is a statically-typed language with strong type checking.COBOL is a statically-typed language with weak type checking.
PerformanceJava is known for its good performance due to its efficient bytecode execution.COBOL is generally slower in terms of performance compared to Java.
Libraries and frameworksJava has a vast ecosystem of libraries and frameworks for various purposes.COBOL has limited libraries and frameworks compared to Java.
Community and supportJava has a large and active community with extensive support and resources.COBOL has a smaller and less active community with limited support and resources.
Learning curveJava has a moderate learning curve, especially for beginners.COBOL has a steeper learning curve, especially for those unfamiliar with mainframe systems.