Topic: cobol

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

SD Times Blog: Learn a new language over the long weekend

Welcome to another long weekend. What better time to learn the very basics of a new language? We’ve got a host of links below to some tutorials, so dive in and learn you some Ruby, Python, COBOL, FORTRAN, Factor, or whatever! Looking for a fun way to learn Ruby? Try Ruby is a great place … continue reading

COBOL comes to Visual Studio 2015

When you think of Microsoft’s IDE, Visual Studio 2015, perhaps you can be forgiven for not immediately thinking of COBOL. Micro Focus is rectifying the dearth of COBOL support in Microsoft’s newest of IDE with today’s release of Visual COBOL for Visual Studio: a software package that brings full support for the ancient language into … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Watch Grace Hopper’s 1986 interview with David Letterman

Rear Admiral Grace “Amazing Grace” Hopper passed away in 1992, but the WWII veteran, pioneering computer scientist and original COBOL programming language developer inspires women in computer science to this day, through the Grace Hopper Conference, Grace Hopper Open Source Day, and even a forthcoming documentary on her life. (Related: Filmmakers crowdfund Grace Hopper documentary) … continue reading

Are mainframes still road worthy?

It’s easy to look around Silicon Valley and determine that the days of the refrigerator-sized mainframe computers are over. Clouds are big, and OpenStack promises a future where everyone can run their own cloud inside their enterprise. But the core business applications of yore are still out there, running on giant machines in basements, making … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Three first impressions of Apple Watch, Yelp and something else

First Impressions of the Apple Watch: Surprised that it’s not called the iWatch. The user interface looks surprisingly cool. Distressed that the Apple Watch needs to be charged every day, but if the docking station is sufficiently easy to use, it shouldn’t be a deal breaker. The watches look like real watches, beautiful as well … continue reading

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