Old Code Gets Younger Every Year

The threat of decaying technology looms while we waste time talking about mainframes.

Photo credit Simon Claessen.

Without fail whenever I get an interview request, or an invitation to speak about my work doing legacy modernization everybody wants to talk about mainframes and COBOL. The assumption is that I will tell some good war stories about the drudgery of old systems for other engineers who don’t need to worry about that stuff…

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Tracing the legacy of old computer systems from mainframes to that BS angular app you built in 2005. Retro computer art by macrovector courtesy of freepik.com

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Marianne Bellotti

Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)

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