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  • Last of the mainframers: Big Iron's Big Crisis

    Despite the mainframe's central and enduring position in the enterprise – or perhaps because of it – new blood is not joining the specialist workforce.

    Written by George Nott26 Feb. 18 11:34
  • Cobol comes to the cloud

    Micro Focus has updated its developer platform for the Cobol programming language, adding the ability to run Cobol applications on Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 Jan. 11 07:02
  • Cobol skills drought persists amid mainframe migrations

    Enterprises struggling to fill demands for Cobol skills should consider an application modernisation program which could also pave the way for migration off the mainframe to an open system.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 Nov. 10 10:59
  • 7 programming languages on the rise

    In the world of enterprise programming, the mainstream is broad and deep. Code is written predominantly in one of a few major languages. For some shops, this means Java; for others, it's C# or PHP. Sometimes, enterprise coders will dabble in C++ or another common language used for high-performance tasks such as game programming, all of which turn around and speak SQL to the database.

    Written by Peter Wayner26 Oct. 10 00:51
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