I tried learning COBOL five years ago but all of the material required you to have a mainframe computer to learn it and the process was super painful even though back then experts were warning of a shortage of COBOL programmers. Now I can find out if it’s something I want to do professionally. I would love to travel and work on contracts.
I’ll be watching Jeroen Baten’s talk on running a mainframe emulator on commodity hardware. I suspect it’s
hercules, but I haven’t watched it, yet.
Thanks! I’ll definitely give this a watch.
Welcome to the world of COBOL.
Yes, emulators are helpful. Try Hercules please.
I am based in India, so may expect a time zone difference, if you post queries.
hercules and a survey of acronyms (very helpful) and a live demo.
Hint: you’ll also need a
3270 terminal emulator.