June 19th, 2004, 06:46 AM
what does a mainframe programmer do exactly?
i am just curious... i found this vacancy in a certain company and they need a mainframe programmer. well, after some conversation, i found out that the task of this kind of programmer is NOT the development of applications, but primarily cutomization of mainframes to fit the needs of the company.
do you guys know of anthing about this job? what kind of customizations do they do? programming right, so what kind of language?
June 20th, 2004, 09:01 AM
System Programmers do what you just describe - they are like sysadmins. They install and customize canned software, for example
Mainframe code is in:
JCL - like shell programming
CICS - communications layer programming
June 20th, 2004, 09:55 AM
can those langauges be performed/practiced in an ordinary x86 pc?
April 12th, 2012, 04:56 PM
CICS and COBOL are the toppest languages in the ranking of mainframes ! mainframes are faster than our any microprocessor technology so that the reason it is used for writting languages the microprocessor computers with os with a related lanuage compiler can also used
April 12th, 2012, 04:59 PM
You do realise this thread is almost 8 years old
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April 13th, 2012, 08:21 AM
YEs, if you purchase an "emulator" or equivalent software clone like "Realia Cobol", "Realia CICS", etc...
Originally Posted by spyghost
June 24th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Absolutly, I work in an exceedingly Mainframe atmosphere, and that i notice it, simply as you said, Boring rigid, hideous! I seriously ought to update my skills! everybody that works within the MVS atmosphere hates it. simply one thing to try to to for a paycheck.
June 24th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Then you're not doing it right ...
Originally Posted by hash33
I enjoyed my MVS experience, from 'basic' COBOL programmer through to CICS sys admin and many parts between.
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