IBM has launched a free education program that teaches 61-year-old programming languages to operate an outdated U.S. public network.
U.S. Jidinnet reported recently that IBM and the Linux Foundation have launched a project to teach the programming language Cobol.
IBM’s open source cobol training is free training programming for clients and universities. It provides training videos with hands-on and tutorials for beginners and practitioners. Educational materials are available through GitHub.
IBM also runs a cobol technical forum where experts can get free development help. It also provides services that connect active and retired cobol developers and corporate and public departments around the world.
Ibm’s education on cobol, a classic programming language developed in 1959, is due to the recent surge in the number of underdeveloped public computing systems in some parts of the United States.
In New Jersey, the number of unemployed has increased by 1600 percent due to Corona 19, with 362,000 unemployment benefits filed in the past two weeks.
The New Jersey unemployment benefit system has not undergone improvementsince its introduction in the 1980s, based on the mainframe. In addition to New Jersey, four states, including Connecticut, are using outdated computing infrastructure.
Cobol is a language that is pushed by other programming languages and is not used for maintenance. Naturally, there are very few who learn the language, and many of the developers involved are retired or older.
Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, USA, announced that he was looking for a retired Cobol developer as a volunteer.
Cobol was an accounting programming language for non-developers, including government agencies, and was used as the basis for the banking and financial services that were computerized at the time.
A program that has not needed to be changed since it was created has been followed so far, and it is known that about 220 billion lines of Cobol language are still being used in programs of government agencies, finance, and silver.
The U.S. Audit Office (GAO) has repeatedly warned against using legacy programming languages in critical government systems.
The GAO released a report last year of 10 federal computing systems that require scrutiny, including the School District’s federal student assistance system, which was established in 1973.
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