Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

Category: Programming

COBOL in a Bank

COBOL in a Bank

Question: I hearing about COBOL being used in banks quite often but all my friends who actually working there say Java and Oracle and all related job adverts I have seen so far were Java or C++. Could someone please provide some relevant facts?

My Answer …

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Posted Mon 30 January 2017 by mcherm in Programming

Lift and Shift Lessons

Lift and Shift Lessons

I've been doing a lot of work lately on moving to the cloud. A couple of years ago we started using AWS and our first move was a "lift-and-shift": we just re-created at AWS the same servers we had previously in our data center. Two years …

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Posted Sat 07 January 2017 by mcherm in Programming

Before Dockercon

Dockercon

I am attending Dockercon and I thought I would try a little experiment. I will try writing up my understanding od Docker before the conference and after, and see how much my view has changed. So, without further ado, here is my "before" review of Docker:

What is Docker …

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Posted Mon 20 June 2016 by mcherm in Programming

Beginning Ceylon

Cylon

So, this is the second time that I have taken a look at the programming language Ceylon. Ceylon is a language which is currently being sponsored by Red Hat. It fits into the space of languages in the same family with Java, but attempting to build a mondern strongly-typed …

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Posted Sat 27 February 2016 by mcherm in Programming