Reply to post: Re: COBOL

Serverless: Should we be scared? Maybe. Is it a silly name? Possibly

boltar Silver badge


"And what happened to COBOL? Far from being an enabler which rid the world of computer geeks, it simply created a new one - COBOL programmers."

SQL was designed with a similar mindset - ie people being able to "talk" to their computer in something resembling english (of course they never said what would happen if they were , say french and couldn't speak it). Which is fine for 5 minutes. But as soon as any complex logic is required then someone who understands complex logic and how to implement it is required on the scene. There's a name for these people - they're called programmers.

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