COBOL stays top of mind for businesses in 2020

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    COBOL stays top of mind for businesses in 2020
    COBOL modernization is at the center of strategic business change
    February 14, 2020

    https://www.techradar.com/news/cobol-remains-an-important-programming-priority
    COBOL: going strong after 60 years (September 10, 2019)
     
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    Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims
    April 8, 2020
    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd/index.html
     
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    IBM, Open Mainframe Project launch initiative to help train COBOL coders
    State agencies are struggling to find actively working COBOL engineers
    April 10, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/ibm-o...launch-initiative-to-help-train-cobol-coders/
     
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    I learnt how to code in COBOL in the nineties. It's something I've never used since.
     
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    New Jersey's unemployment system might get audited
    August 13, 2020
    https://statescoop.com/new-jerseys-unemployment-system-might-get-audited/
     
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    If they're paying $100/hr plus out-of-pocket expenses, might be interested. Programmed with that "bugger" language for 40 years off and on.

    BTW - MicroFocus COBOL development is different than that done on the old IBM mainframes. MicroFocus was use to faciltate COBOL development on Windows PCs/servers. And that is some what of a mess since you have to use something like REX as your job control language versus native IBM mainframe JCL. Add to this is IBM mainframe online systems are developed using CICS or equilavent.
     
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