• Subject: Re: An odd thing
  • From: Richard Baird <rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:08:33 -0500
  • Organization: Premium Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey M. Carey wrote:
> As a COBOL AS/400 shop, I think the issue is this - there are very few
> programmers available nowadays period.  Y2K projects have increased
> demand all around.  While there are few AS/400 COBOL programmers, I
> think there are more non-AS/400 COBOL programmers than RPG programmers.
> Still, if I were advising in this case, I'd probably go with RPG (or
> even C) before COBOL.  Next year, I might say Java, who knows!

I did some contract work for a cobol/400 shop this year.  Hadn't seen
cobol since school, but I picked it up fairly quickly.  The company I
worked for outsources all their programmers, and they found better
success teaching cobol to as/400 folks than teaching the 400 to
mainframe cobol programmers.

I'd vote for rpg too.

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