Mark Plant investigates bi-modal IT and what that means for new entrants to the Information Technololgy sector. How do we balance older and newer technology and ensure that students of today are equipped with the right IT skills for tomorrow?
A retrospective on the recent Micro Focus Developer Day in Washington DC by #DevDay novice Mark Plant. An overview and heap of reasons why today's enterprise developer should attend in person at a #DevDay soon to see the future of COBOL and Mainframe application development for themselves.
When I first joined Micro Focus I was lucky enough to sit through a number of product demos, the teams wanted me up to speed on what their stuff ‘did’. Up stepped ‘Rumba’. No – not Rumba the Latin American dance – this was a terminal emulator. Software for mainframe applications that gave the older ‘green-screen’ interface a fresh lick of paint or so I thought.