career guidence in mainframe



career guidence in mainframe

Postby sulaiman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:57 am

hi guys i have learned mainframe for one year,but i didn't get

a job in it.so i have joined another company with some other

technology.i want to move to mainframe after 6 months.

but my friends are telling that don't go for mainframe.there wont be any scope of mainframe in future

it is outdated,better go for java or get stick into

the technology where you are working

i don't have any friend working in mainframe to help me.is there

anybody who can help me,please give me a career guidance

is there a scope for mainframe in future ?
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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby NicC » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:36 am

Have you read other posts and replies in this section? Considering most financial work is done on mainframes it would require the total disintegration of the world's economies to kill off the mainframe the installed processing power of which is increasing year-on-year.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby Ed Goodman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:27 pm

NicC wrote:... it would require the total disintegration of the world's economies to kill off the mainframe the installed processing power of which is increasing year-on-year.


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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby sulaiman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:52 pm

hi thanks for the reply but i didn't get any clear answer.please give me a clear guidance
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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby NicC » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:00 am

Well, if you did not understand that then you should steer clear of mainframes.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby Robert Sample » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:59 am

The IBM mainframe in the form of the System/360 architecture and its successors has been around almost 50 years. There is almost no chance that the mainframe will cease to be used anytime in the next 20 to 30 years. The mainframe is evolving -- today, you can use java, C, C++, Perl, HTML, and XML on the mainframe instead of COBOL, FORTRAN, PL/I -- but it has been doing that all along. It is not glamorous and exciting like some of the new technologies, but unlike them it has been proven over the long run to be useful and effective. Your career is under your control, but before you turn away from the mainframe look at IBM's share price on Wall Street and ask yourself why, if as your friends say the mainframe is going away, doesn't IBM's stock price drop towards zero since IBM is so closely associated with mainframes?
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Re: career guidence in mainframe

Postby sulaiman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:57 pm

Robert Sample wrote:The IBM mainframe in the form of the System/360 architecture and its successors has been around almost 50 years. There is almost no chance that the mainframe will cease to be used anytime in the next 20 to 30 years. The mainframe is evolving -- today, you can use java, C, C++, Perl, HTML, and XML on the mainframe instead of COBOL, FORTRAN, PL/I -- but it has been doing that all along. It is not glamorous and exciting like some of the new technologies, but unlike them it has been proven over the long run to be useful and effective. Your career is under your control, but before you turn away from the mainframe look at IBM's share price on Wall Street and ask yourself why, if as your friends say the mainframe is going away, doesn't IBM's stock price drop towards zero since IBM is so closely associated with mainframes?


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