Originally posted by Howard Kushner:
IMHO the toughest students are not the COBOL guys, at least they understand that a object has a data division and a procedure division. The ones who drive me up the wall are the RPG guys.
Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
After 7 years, finally someone else says this. I thought it was just me those guys were trying to push over the edge.
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Back in the early 80's I was an RPG programmer (IBM S/32 and S/34). It's a VERY weird language. I would have thought that RPG programmers would be easy to teach because they would be so eager to get away from RPG
Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
It was not for trying, he probably spent as much time on it as the rest of us combined, but he just could not SEE the underlying structure of OO applications in his frame of reference.
Originally posted by Kenneth Kousen:
Many of them are older and are very worried that if they can't make this transition, they're going to be outsourced. As a consequence, there's often an underlying feeling of hostility in the atmosphere, because they don't really believe that the expertise they've built up over the years is no longer considered useful or good enough.