Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:44 UTC
IBM Big Blue has realised that a product that long disappeared from its catalogue is a rave from the grave that still has life in it yet. You would probably be surprised to learn just how many AS/400s are still about, and how many COBOL programmers for that matter.
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by gonzalo on Sun 31st Jul 2005 13:30 UTC
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and how many COBOL programmers

Well, I wouldn't be surprised even a little. Just in the ~100 people in my section at work, about 40% are Cobol programmers. And they still seem to be hiring a bunch of them every now and then.

The thing is that when you've got some millions of lines of code it's not easy to weight a need to replace them against the cost it would mean actually doing it.

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