Topic: cobol

COVID-19 pandemic response puts mainframes back in spotlight

Many governments and business-oriented services are running on mainframes, and the spike in mainframe activity due to the pandemic has prompted organizations to seek out COBOL skills and expedite new approaches to working with the systems and architecture.  Over 30.3 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance due to the COVID-19 throughout the six weeks of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Npm officially joins GitHub, Cloudflare Workers supports COBOL, and CLion 2020.1

Npm, Inc., is being purchased by GitHub. The companies announced the acquisition is officially completed. The public registry will remain public and free. Npm is now focusing on engaging with the community, investing in the registry infrastructure and platform, and improving the core experience with work already being started for the npm v7 CLI as … continue reading

Open Mainframe Project aims to fill COBOL skills gap

The Open Mainframe Project is looking to fill a technology skills gap by providing COBOL resources to the public sector.  According to the project, more than 10 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, and there is an emergent need for COBOL programmers. “This pandemic underscores the … continue reading

Report: COBOL at the center of modernization strategies

Across the industry, companies are looking to modernize, and according to a new survey from Micro Focus, the programming language COBOL is at the center of this modernization.  According to 70% of the COBOL survey’s respondents, modernizing COBOL applications is favored over replacing or retiring them. This is due to the fact that COBOL provides … continue reading

From COBOL to Go: Why we must support legacy security training and beyond

It seems almost comical that in 2019, we should be talking about working with a computer language that was invented in 1959. There aren’t too many seminars or conventions these days devoted to the art of rethreading classic Singer sewing machines, or swapping out the oil pan on a Chevrolet Parkwood or a Triumph Herald. … continue reading

Toptal: Angular and React Native skills are in high demand

Interest in front end frameworks will grow this year as Toptal predicts Angular and React Native will be 2018’s most in-demand development skills. The global network for freelance engineers and designers have released the most-demand skills based off of more than 10,000 talent requests between 2016 and 2017. According to the company’s data, Angular experienced … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google and Pluralsight partner on developer skills and Compuware and SonarSource’s COBOL code coverage

Google and Pluralsight are teaming up as part of Google’s Reskilling India Program to address the technology skills gap in India. India’s IT trade association, NASSCOM, says that India will add 150,000 new tech workers in 2018, but there are still 3.9 million employees in the country with aging technology skills that will need to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, Micro Focus acquires COBOL IT, and Android Quick Boot

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, the final quarterly update to the Developer Platform for 2017. Included in the update is Essential JS 2, which is a collections of 25 Syncfusion JavaScript components. “Tools for web development are a crucial part of cross-platform solutions, wherever your users may be. That’s … continue reading

Report: Perl is one of the top disliked programming languages

There are plenty of resources and reports on the top programming languages developers want to work with, but what about the top languages they want to avoid? Stack Overflow is releasing new data to explore the most disliked programming languages. The data comes from Stack Overflow Jobs Developer story data where developers have added tags … continue reading

Eclipse Oxygen, the Android Things Console, and Sonatype acquires Vor Security — SD Times news digest: June 29, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation has announced Eclipse Oxygen is now available. The Oxygen release includes 83 projects, 287 committers, and about 71 million lines of code. “We’re proud to announce the arrival of Eclipse Oxygen, the 12th annual simultaneous release from the Eclipse Community,” the foundation wrote. Most notably missing from this release is support for … continue reading

FORMAC developer Jean Sammet passes away

Jean E. Sammet, a computer scientist widely known for developing the programming language Formula Manipulation Compiler (FORMAC), passed away late last month. Sammet was 89 years old. Throughout her life, Sammet developed FORMAC, served as the first Association for Computing Machinery (AMC) female president, helped design the COBOL programming language, and received a number of … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How to refurbish antique software

Imagine if someone had come up to your cubicle in 1980 and asked about preserving your company’s software for the long term as a museum exhibit. What if they’d asked you to make that code available to the world, like a book in a library? What if they used the term “Antique Software?” More than … continue reading

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