State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Sun Apr 5 19:12:59 CDT 2020

On 4/5/20 6:28 PM, geneb via cctalk wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Apr 2020, Neil Thompson via cctalk wrote:
>> I'm convinced that Dijksta (and anyone else who came out with similar
>> comments were full of horseshit.  In my opinion, it's the ability to
>> translate a real world "thing" into an algorithm that is the essense of
>> programming, and anyone who has managed to learn (particularly on their
>> own, as many of us did) that ability has learned something that 
>> transcends
>> the language (or tool) you use to implement the algorithm.  When I first
>> started programming professionally, we had "programmers" (or sometimes
>> designers) who specified the algorithms and "coders" who implemented 
>> them.
>> That never worked well
> Yep.  You can write horrible code in /any/ language. ;)
> BTW, I scanned & uploaded this last week.  Oddly relevant.

I still have lots of them.  And Printer Output Forms.  And Fortran
Programming Forms.  And all kinds of other Programming forms.  And
Flow Chart Forms.  You know all that stuff we actually used to
engineer programs before the software engineers came along and said
we were all doing wrong.


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