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Title: COBOL revived
Post by: Mathias on April 07, 2020, 01:28:35 pm
Source: [https://www.tomshardware.com/news/new-jersey-cobol-coders-mainframes-coronavirus (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/new-jersey-cobol-coders-mainframes-coronavirus)]

The state of New Jersey is looking for YOU, if you are a COBOL programmer. Due to the enormous rise in unemployment numbers (1.600%) they need to make changes to COBOL code powering their " 40-Year-Old Mainframes".

I knew the years in COBOL education would pay off one day! - Oh wait.. it's for volunteers only.. mhmm... ; )
Title: Re: COBOL revived
Post by: Martin Iturbide on April 07, 2020, 06:37:24 pm
Hi

Rumor has it that a lot of COBOL programmers were cryogenically frozen to solve the Y10K future problem.  ;D ;D

Regards
Title: Re: COBOL revived
Post by: Pete on April 07, 2020, 07:15:58 pm
Hi

COBOL was the 3rd language that I learnt but have not used it since... err... 1991-ish. I probably would not be much use to New Jersey especially as I used to work on ICL mainframes running VME, never used an IBM mainframe in my life :-)

And, of course, travel restrictions would probably prevent me leaving the UK even if I was interested.


Regards

Pete
Title: Re: COBOL revived
Post by: Fahrvenugen on April 12, 2020, 12:09:51 am
Pete, you never know, you just might be able to dial into that mainframe in New Jersey to help them out.  Time to dust off the old 300 baud Hayes!

Title: Re: COBOL revived
Post by: Eike on April 16, 2020, 06:56:13 pm
Hi,

seems a new chance to use "Visual Age  COBOL" on OS/2.

MfG
wilfried