• Subject: RE: System 38 education???
  • From: Vern Hamberg <hambergv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 07:46:53 -0500
  • Cc: kahn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • In-Reply-To: <c=GB%a=Infonet%p=Tengizchevroil%l=TENGIZCHEV/KZSITE01/00055476@kz-tz-hv-msx01.tengizchevroil.com>

At 07:48 AM 9/12/97 +0600, you wrote:
>Larry.Theurer@gss.gensig.com wrote:
>
>>The nephew of a programmer here has taken a job at a site
>>which desires to convert from a System 38 to a AS400.
>>He is taking  AS400 classes but he knows nothing about System 38.
>>He ask if there is any sort of education available (books, classes) on
>>System 38.
>
>Good grief! I didn't realise there were still any left.

- snip -

>The best advice for him is just to get stuck in to the S/38 code. If
>there's anything that doesn't make sense, ask the people at the site
>who've been working with the stuff for years. Or bring specific
>questions to midrange-l where we love to show off our grey hairs.  :-)
>
>I wish him luck with his new career,
>
>Dave Kahn - TCO, Tengiz, Kazakstan

Huzzah! Huzzah! With you all the way!

It's been a while since I did a conversion, but isn't there a migration aid
kind of thing? And I think it can identify things that need changing. So
run the tool and fix what needs to be.

DDS goes to the 400 with no problem. DFUs are pretty ugly, but then they
are anyway (IMO).

BTW, no qrey hairs here (yet), but then, remember my Scandinavian heritage.

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480
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