• Subject: Re: Future og RPG ???
  • From: HAVEAJOB@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 00:05:11 -0400 (EDT)

Can't really comment on IBM's intentions but can definitely comment on the
marketplace as it is being driven.  As a technical recruiter, I spend about
60% of my time exclusively in the AS/400 RPG arena.  While Y2K is definitely
having an impact on the market for RPG professionals, other language
disciplines such as mainframe COBOL are being hit much harder.  

I go where my clients take me, and I have a lot of them demanding my help in
finding qualified programmers, analysts, even managers.  I am seeing the
hottest demand right now for P/A's with native RPG/400 and ILE skills, with
specialties such as JDE, CASE tools, BPCS, EDI, etc. lagging not far behind.
 The hottest demands are in the small manufacturing and light
financial/insurance arenas, in relation to industry types.

No question - the AS/400 platform stability and reliability is so attractive
to client companies that I anticipate it being around for quite some time.

David Brown
800-239-1410 x105
haveajob@airnet.net -or- haveajob@aol.com
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