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Compuware promises mainframe DevOps as old programmers croak

martinusher Silver badge

Its a bigger problem than just legacy bank systems

Object Oriented programming -- or rather, languages that are targeted towards this -- are very powerful tools but they are now seen as the only solution to a problem. The result of trying to push this methodology into places it doesn't belong -- hard real time, for example -- is very ugly, bloated and non-deterministic code. Most programmers don't understand this, they keep trying to churn the same stuff out, and they're very resistant to any external ideas, especially if they're what they perceive as old-fashioned.

Its difficult to explain to most programmers that you really don't need an 85MByte runtime image running on what would have been called a supercomputer not that long ago just to read your email.

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