All that assumes that companies will have the AS/400's. Has anybody read Timothy Morgan article in the November issue of Midrange Computing (page 20)? Ouch. -----Original Message----- From: Pat Barber [mailto:MBOCEANSIDE@postoffice.worldnet.att.net] Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 12:25 PM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: Re: Proportion of programming languages on AS400 Bill Paris wrote: > > IMHO, the Cobal/RPG % will fall from 10-15/85-90 to 0-1/?-? by 2001. The > reasoning behind this is that all Y2K projects are complete... no need to > purchase/develop in COBAL/RPG. Look for IBM to push C/C++/Java/? to 1) > Attract new/existing young talent and 2) Appear to developers/potential > customers to be "on the bleeding edge". > > This is not a "dis" to all those that know COBAL and RPG but a "time to > smell the coffee" message for all those that know only those 2 languages. These "new" programmers must have never had to support a older system... Just for the record, very little programming "new" stuff is done in most shops. I believe the 80/20 rule shows up again with the 80% maintenance and 20% in development. This does not apply to software houses but the average shop that is stable and showing normal growth. The "new" stuff you reference is hardly ready to replace existing languages. Java,et al has to grow a LOT more before they replace anything. They "might" supplement the existing languages, but completely replace.... nope.... Large business will not pay for any large scale conversions unless there is a serious financial pay back. These language arguments have been going on for years(25+) that I can remember, and I suspect they will go on as long as there are programmers... Hype is still hype, no matter what the current flavor is....... +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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