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 Post subject: COBOL IS BACK<EXC-PT><EXC-PT><EXC-PT>
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:03 pm 
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That's right. I bet none of you Java / .NET developers with your fancy-dancy web frameworks expected to see...

COBOL ON COGS!

That's right. It's over for you now. Why? Because...
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COBOL does not have all the computer sciencey baggage that other languages have:
    COBOL does not support object-oriented programming.
    COBOL does not support closures.
    COBOL is not a dynamic language.
    COBOL supports functional programming roughly as much as C++ supports object-oriented programming.
    COBOL does not support procedural recursion.
    COBOL does not have a built-in support for regular expressions.
You name it - COBOL doesn't have it. Get rid of all the cruft, and you only have what you need to get the job done!

You industry programmers are going to be programming in CAPS for the rest of your days!!! Hahahaha... =)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:48 pm 
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>_<

I highly doubt it, I am confident my C# will keep me employed :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:10 pm 
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Gadget ... your post made my eyes bleed and caused a small aneurysm.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:21 pm 
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CrashTECH wrote:
>_<

I highly doubt it, I am confident my C# will keep me employed :)

Oh, I beg to differ...

Your C# has object-oriented programming... COBOL doesn't
Your C# doesn't have closures... but neither does COBOL
Your C# isn't dynamic... but neither is COBOL
Your C# doesn't support functional programming... and neither does COBOL
Your C# does support recursion... and COBOL does not
Your C# has build-in support for regular expressions... but COBOL does not

All the things that made your C# popular, such as the lack of closures, dynamic typing and functional programming, are ALSO MISSING in COBOL. However, COBOL is also missing OOP, regex and recursion, so it is clearly a superior choice for any software manager. They'll no longer have software engineers wasting time trying to decide which design pattern is appropriate, no more drawing little UML diagrams, no more creating twice the work using regexs, no more ... Well, industry programmers never actually used recursion, so I guess that one doesn't count, but not having to decide between an iterative and recursive solution will actually make many of the biz-appers more confident.

Yeah, you're language is cooked. Deep fried. There isn't a software manager out there worthy of their University of Phoenix MBA degree that is going to let you program in C# after hearing about COBOL on COGS! Ten years from now you're going to be on here trying to explain to all the noobs why C# is a better language than COBOL because it has features X Y and Z. =)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:59 am 
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Unfortunately, because I like money... 10 years from now, I bet I won't be coding >_<


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CrashTECH wrote:
Unfortunately, because I like money... 10 years from now, I bet I won't be coding >_<


Hell, 10 years from now, I hope I won't be working.


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Jipstyle wrote:
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Unfortunately, because I like money... 10 years from now, I bet I won't be coding >_<


Hell, 10 years from now, I hope I won't be working.

Ten years from now, if I am working, it better be at a university or research lab.

OTOH, I can't imagine a time where I will stop coding completely. There are always personal projects that need to be done. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: COBOL IS BACK<EXC-PT><EXC-PT><EXC-PT>
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:09 pm 
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If you enjoy doing it, it isn't work.

Getting paid to play is an ideal, though mine is actually getting paid to sail around the world and occasionally produce a novel or three. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Haha... take me! I'll pack a laptop. =)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:22 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
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Unfortunately, because I like money... 10 years from now, I bet I won't be coding >_<


Hell, 10 years from now, I hope I won't be working.
What the what? How on earth do you plan to manage that. You aren't that much older than me are you?


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CrashTECH wrote:
Jipstyle wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
Unfortunately, because I like money... 10 years from now, I bet I won't be coding >_<


Hell, 10 years from now, I hope I won't be working.
What the what? How on earth do you plan to manage that. You aren't that much older than me are you?


Nope, I'm not.

My plan has multiple parts.

i) an income stream that doesn't require much effort. ie., rental properties or a stream of residuals from published works (preferably both)
ii) occasional work that is high-paying and low-effort. Tech writing excels in this area if you're at the top of your field.
iii) drastic reduction of living expenses. Living on a sail boat and sailing between 2nd and 3rd world countries reduces the necessary income for comfortable living by a very large margin.


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