• Subject: Re: Cobol/400 Questions
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:38:37 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Gareth Williams <ghhw@hotmail.com>
To: COBOL400-L@midrange.com <COBOL400-L@midrange.com>
Date: Friday, October 06, 2000 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: Cobol/400 Questions

>Dear Scott
>Many thanks for your tips I feel a bit of a fraud though as I will
>potentially be sitting on the other side of the table. I have been using
>COBOL off and on for the past 20 years on a wide variety of platforms. I

If you feel fraudulent, then don't do it.

Ask about coding issues... like the difference between while and until, not
the clause, but the actual operational differences. Design issues, how to
take a design and turn it into code.  The language is only the mechanics of
accomplishing what you want. The primary question in an interview is not can
the guy come up with the syntax, but does the interviewee know how to make
something happen and why...

R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Administrator
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - RPG IV Developer

"Those who would give up essential Liberty,
  to purchase a little temporary Safety,
  deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

     - The Papers of Ben Franklin

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