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Discussion on: The surprising longevity of mainframes

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Luc Préfontaine

Getting out of a mainframe is not easy software wise. Most of the business rules embeded in the code
are often not well documented and the code is closely coupled with app servers that don’t run elsewhere
(CICS is a good example). Given that this code has been fine tuned over decades combined with
the slopiness of today’s coding, you need a lot of horse power to replace them. 😬

Been there decades ago but choose not stay around. Not sure that I would like to spend
my last work days struggling digging for artifacts 🤣

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Adam Brandizzi Author

Been there decades ago but choose not stay around. Not sure that I would like to spend
my last work days struggling digging for artifacts 🤣

Yes, that seems to be a common career path: I bet this code is not the most amazing to work with!