I am studying a college CIS degree. Next semester, I have a choice of either studying JAVA and COBOL or JAVA and PHP. I don't know much about COBOL and only have computers with Debian. The textbooks I have seen all focus on compiling COBOL in Windows.
Can Linux be used to develop COBOL apps and for learning how to program in COBOL or is this language only suited for running under Windows and with a Windows IDE? I want to build skills so that I can get a job, so need the full experience, don't want to be using some watered-down version of COBOL, some clone that copies it part-way, to to be limited to only a small amount of the libraries.