What are you thinking at the moment?

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What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Atif Alam » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:21 pm

Ok as I type this, this thread I started has 39687 replies on another forum (that is 2835 pages). So I'm just seeing what its like here. People just talk a load of crap in it.

Well I'm heading out now so I hope it will be a good evening! Anyone else up to anything?




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Post by zprogrammer » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:46 pm

I was just thinking "When will I be getting my next promotion :P" :mrgreen:


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Post by Atif Alam » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:35 pm

I'm thinking that - will mainframe give me enough opprotunities in future, for my livlihood?




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Post by Kapil Sharma » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:09 pm

I'll again be late in leaving from office.


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Rajesh Reddy » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:03 pm

What is better current or prvious logo of google?? :D



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Post by Anuj Dhawan » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:53 pm

What topics are good for blog. And how to get more writers to write on them.


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Post by Manju Mainframe » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:29 pm

How do you get time for creating a website apart from your daily job?? :unknown:




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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Nitin Jain » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:11 pm

Hi,

I am thinking that how a mainframe programmer can also make some extra money like the web developers?



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Post by Anuj Dhawan » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:04 pm

That's a tough question to answer. I doubt if you can use skills apart from giving training...


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Technocrat » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:57 pm

This is the problem with mainframe career. You are not usually paid enough and then there is not much to earn extra... :(


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by mickeydusaor » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:48 pm

is Friday ever going to get here ......................




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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Sanket Guglani » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:55 am

Too many changes in IT. Will Internet-of-Things take all over us?




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Post by Soumya Laxmi » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:52 pm

What is another skill add-on along with the mainframes, which can help to make my resume more strong!



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Post by Anuj Dhawan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:39 am

That's another tough one as I think it can not have a single answer which can be applicable across the globe. A lot depends on your geographical location and the kind of market you are in. For India, IT itself is no more a lucrative career option. Having started with that negative statement, if you want to stick to mainframes then you can choose to have a career in storage admin, system programming and or CICS admin. These position respects your experience and seek for the knowledge form application world too (assuming you are application programmer as of now). If you don't want to stick to mainframe in longer run - I find a move to Capacity Management or Cloud Computing is comparatively easy with.

OTOH, if you like project management, stick to single company and grow there. Unfortunately, I've not observed a good demand of Project Managers in Mainframes since last couple of years. Some eCommerce and RM companies don't ask for your back ground as long as you've the PM experience but that' a different ballgame altogether. It might depend on your caliber but picking it up is not that tough, I believe.


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Manju Mainframe » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:11 am

How can we practice more of mainframes, like any windows's language?




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Post by nicc » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:04 pm

How can we practice more of mainframes, like any windows's language?
Not at all sure what the second half of this means!

To get experience with an ISPF-like editor you can download SPFLite - free but contributions are welcome. It covers most of the editing commands with a lot more of its own
To get SQL experience you can download SQLite - free. It does not have all the bells and whistles of DB2. If you want something more like that then possible MySQL will help.
To learn Rexx you can download one of the implementations for free - but remember that the I/O model for PCs is completely different from that of the mainframe.
For practice with COBOL you can download GnuCobol.
For JCL there is no equivalent.
For utilities there are no real equivalents (that I know of - although I have written IEFBR14 and I am trying to reproduce IEBGENER in an attempt to learn C)


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:57 pm

that the ratio mundane/technical posts is too high!


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Sachin Kumar » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:04 pm

I am thinking if here is someone who can help me in installing the Hercules on my computer!?




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Post by enrico-sorichetti » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:50 pm

[font=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am thinking if here is someone who can help me in installing the Hercules on my computer![/font]
Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?


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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Post by Kishor Sonawane » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:44 pm

What is the best career which gives the best money?



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