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answered Why were punch cards used for programming
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answered Can regexp be used to check for palindromes?
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answered Combine union with distinct
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answered Cobol programs and copybooks versioning
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answered Why can't the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries?
Oct
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answered When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
Oct
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comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
I'm not sure the dates are terribly important. C was influenced by ALGOL, FORTRAN, BCPL, CPL, and B.
Oct
22
answered Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
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22
answered Other than for legacy software, are there reasons for using COBOL?
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22
comment Other than for legacy software, are there reasons for using COBOL?
I am given to understand, from talking with PeopleSoft reps at an IT conference back in 2004 before Oracle acquired them, that it was at that time only one module of the product that was still in COBOL.
Oct
22
answered Why are some saying that Java will be the new COBOL?
Oct
21
comment Good uses for VBScript?
I still use it for scripting, but you are indeed correct that PowerShell is a much better replacement.
Oct
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answered Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
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answered Is there any circumstance in which a strict waterfall project can succeed when requirements are not clearly defined?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Java vs COBOL programming examples
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comment Why the scorn for COBOL?
Before getting too wrapped up in Gartner, go over to Gartner.com, register a free account, go to the Research tab, and search on the keyword COBOL. You get summaries and a keyword snippet, and you have to sift to find something that really intuits. However, it seems clear that Gartner is quietly pushing businesses to move off COBOL as they appear to see COBOL as winding down.