She's a victim of the Patriarchy and therefore should be excused anything.
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I've had the misfortune to see RPA in action, after management bought into the hype cycle, the sales people are very good at making their pitch using terms from AI/ML even though there is none there. When they says 'train' the robot, what they mean is update a config file.
From what I saw it boiled down to automating form entry and email generation in legacy systems at great cost with an army of consultants, when that money and effort could have been spent building actual strategic systems.
RPA basically locks you into your legacy architecture for ever.
Also do not change they layout of your pages/forms as it breaks all the robots, most of which you won't know exist until users coming screaming.
My advice kill it as soon as you can.
I work in a large investment bank, virtually all the systems are written in Java from trading systems, to risk systems to clearing systems and beyond, no one's talking about porting to Rust, SWIFT etc and I'd be fired for recommending that anything was built in PHP.
Nearly all the big data solutions, Hadoop ecosystem, Cassandra etc are written in Java
Most of the new stream processing systems Flink, Storm, Gearpump etc are written in Scala & Java
Products written Java or JVM platform Languages (mostly Scala) are driving all the innovation in Software at the moment
"Banking runs largely on COBOL"
I never understand this comment, I work in on of the largest banks in the world and the amount of COBOL is miniscule.
Almost all server side development is in Java these days, GUIs tend to be .Net or Flex, although moving to HTML 5.
Exchange matching engines are writing in Java, Trading systems are written in Java (OMS, EMS & SOR).
If you want to work in banking, learn Java!
Despite the fact that it was credit derivatives that were the banking area that caused the crunch, this moronic government is determined to lay the blame at the feet of everyone in FS just to avoid the blame they should be getting for their large part in it.
Sadly this is nothing new for this government or any other in history. Find a group people are envious of scared of, bankers, hedgies, foreigners etc and blame them for your own short comings.
I've seen lots of comments like this on various websites, but I didn't expect it here. I normally think the readers of El Reg are reasonably intelligent, but you are obviously a moron. The reason banking is important to the UK is we're good at it. It delivers a huge amount of money into the economy. If the bankers were to f*ck off the economy would drop by 30%, is that what you want?
Banking is a highly complex global business which you obviously don’t understand at all, maybe that’s why you don’t work in banking and don’t get to enjoy the benefits.
If you’re mates in manufacturing want to compete with China go for it, but I bet they don’t want to work for a dollar a day 7 days a week.
Maybe you should think of the implications of what you ask for rather than spouting jealous bile.
If you can't handle life in London, you're obviously a bunch of soft c*cks who are better off up north with your whippets and ferrets. Thankfully we have lots of nice hard working foreigners to replace you. The sooner London gets its independence and can stop subsidising the shambles that is the rest of the UK the better ;-)
This sounds like a half arsed data grid to me, with slack kind of continuous query. If I want a data grid I'd use a data grid product, this half way house between a grid and and RDB doesn't seem to support either paradigm very well.
I also agree that people who think SQL == SQL Server should have their geek license revoked!
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