Most dev tools are not yet capable of identifying the specific lines of code that need to be changed, and unearthing that information is hard cognitive work. While some tools can help improve productivity by suggesting what code to write, software developers still have to use their brains to add new features, fix bugs, implement changes to meet regulatory requirements, address security needs and solve challenging engineering problems. This can drastically affect productivity and increase the risk of application crashes.

Phase Change President Steve Brothers recently shared his thoughts on how COBOL Colleague offers an elegant solution that uses AI to automate the identification of specific lines of code that require attention to this problem in an article tiled: "How COBOL Code Can Benefit from Machine Learning Insight."

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Stephen Tullos is an Analyst with Phase Change Software. You can reach him at