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anand_gym

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MF PROJECTS
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Most of the companies migrated there pojects from mf to other lang. so what will happen with mainframe projecst....and what abt MF DEVELOPERS...IS IT NECESSARY TO CHANGE OUR TECHNOLY ALSO...?
Plz clarify my dought... : icon_question.gif
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MF PROJECTS
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Hi anand_gym,

Quote:
Plz clarify my dought...


Do you still have a doubt even after going thru this forum...... icon_surprised.gif

Regards,

Priyesh.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MF PROJECTS
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Hi Anand,

I dont know what will be future of MF projects....but looking from the market data it seems that migration is too difficult.Just read this article:

''COBOL will be around for at least another 50 years. Even if everyone at once decided to get rid of COBOL and allocated the billions of dollars it would take for such a project, it would still take 10 years. Since such a project makes no sense, and since companies will have to maintain their COBOL applications, they will most likely continue to write new applications in COBOL as well. Java was supposed to be the latest in a long line of replacements for COBOL, but performance, readability, record-oriented I/O and many other reasons are preventing Java from becoming a general-purpose programming language. There are more jobs in COBOL available in the US than there are for other languages''


Most of the business runs on COBOL and CICS.Java and other things are fancy stuff which runs either at the first tier i.e client layer or in the middle tier..but the background processing is still done through batch processing.The security and stability is the other advantage which big iron provides.Just imagine the amount of data which a credit card or bank processes through out a day..such huge amount of data is processed thru mainframe systems.Database like DB2/IDMS can handle this load.

Mainframe is a huge ocean and no one can be perfect in this field cos there are lot of things and as you deeper and deeper ..i.e drill urself more into this you will learn more new things.

Hope it clarifies !!..Good luck
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject:
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Hi Brain,
Absolutely agree with you.
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