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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

April 5th, 2020, 3:33 pm

COBOL-coding volunteers sought as creaking mainframes slow New Jersey's coronavirus response

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/05/new_jersey_seeks_cobol_volunteers/

It appears that New Jersey needs COBOL coders because its benefits system has choked on a surge of requests for unemployment payments.
In the video above, from around the 46:50 mark, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Robert Asaro-Angelo explained that his agency has experienced a 1600 percent increase in its usual volume of requests for assistance.

// I did warn you.
 
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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

April 8th, 2020, 11:25 am

The statistics that surround COBOL attest to its huge influence upon the business world. There are over 220 billion lines of COBOL in existence, a figure which equates to around 80% of the world's actively used code. There are estimated to be over a million COBOL programmers in the world today. Most impressive perhaps, is that 200 times as many COBOL transactions take place each day than Google searches - a figure which puts the influence of Web 2.0 into stark perspective. 


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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

April 29th, 2020, 9:50 am

The statistics that surround COBOL attest to its huge influence upon the business world. There are over 220 billion lines of COBOL in existence, a figure which equates to around 80% of the world's actively used code. There are estimated to be over a million COBOL programmers in the world today. Most impressive perhaps, is that 200 times as many COBOL transactions take place each day than Google searches - a figure which puts the influence of Web 2.0 into stark perspective. 


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It looks like those numbers are 10-year old or so (?). Are there more recent stats on this, please?
 
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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

April 29th, 2020, 11:23 am

Things don't change so much, so I would not expect major changes.
If they move to Java I'm taking my money out of the bank :-)
How many ATMS are using XP??
 
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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

April 29th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Things don't change so much, so I would not expect major changes.
If they move to Java I'm taking my money out of the bank :-)
How many ATMS are using XP??
at least 1 at some point in time!
 
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April 29th, 2020, 8:01 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday COBOL

May 3rd, 2020, 6:48 pm

Damn, I threw all my COBOL books out 3 weeks ago!

Still. might be an option when I retire.
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