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COBOL

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 0:45

How do I get good at COBOL?
I want a comfy job.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 1:04

Too late for that.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 2:15

Many decades too late for that. This isn't 1957 anymore.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 3:14

>>3
There are still people maintaining legacy systems though

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 6:16

But what is the longevity of a profession like that?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 21:17

>>5
Not very long.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-09 8:54

the trick is to look for jobs in fintech, banks etc. they have a need for COBOL programmers but they generally don't expect new hires to know COBOL - so it might be possible to migrate to COBOL programming internally and learn from ancient masters who have become one with the mainframe

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-09 9:08

C++ is where it's at right now. If you can re-leverage your Lisp/Scheme and Haskell higher-order macro and algebraic type system skills in the form of C++ template/sfinae/constraint programming to get pattern matching through overload resolution and you aren't shit at library design, you can pull a good six figure income.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-09 10:32

>>8
Aktshually
Java is where it's at

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-11 7:44

>>3
Damn

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-11 7:48

I would have liked to program in COBOL and work for Bell Labs. But I was born too late.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-17 22:22

>>8
C++
NO THANK YOU

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