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Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:24 pm
by Panman
I truly have respect for you coding in assembler. The last time I dealt with that was back in the 80s on a card punch Univac. And that was only in college. It was fun in a challenging way.

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:27 pm
by evenwind
Well, I appreciate that. I put in four decades of BAL. Mostly, it just seemed natural.

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00 pm
by Panman
The thing I've found the most depressing about being a programmer is that of all of the companies I have worked for, only two of them are still in business. Most of my life's work was deleted with the stroke of a button.

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:28 pm
by evenwind
Agreed. And same deal with mergers and takeovers. The decisions of which software to keep and which to drop are usually far more political than logical.

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:20 pm
by bleuAylien
sanguinearocks101 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:46 pm You like programming too? What languages do you use? I know a little bit of python 2 and some html. I’ll hopefully be expanding my knowledge of python sometime next year. I need to put my raspberry pi to work ;)
I'm still in uni, but for the four months i've been using React Native. Before that for about 2 years I was doing web development. And before that, I was trying to get into VR with C# and Unity. I've mainly built projects just for fun, but as i'm getting older i've recently decided to try and publish an app with react native.
I have a raspberry pi also! I have as SD card with retro pi where my little brother usually plays super nintendo games on it. I also use it as a second desktop when i need one

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:26 pm
by bleuAylien
Panman wrote: ↑Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00 pm The thing I've found the most depressing about being a programmer is that of all of the companies I have worked for, only two of them are still in business. Most of my life's work was deleted with the stroke of a button.
What did you do for the companys that you worked for? They couldnt just save the software somewhere for potential later use?

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:43 pm
by Panman
They were in various industries. But when they shutdown, the software they owned went the way of the file cabinets and everything else. There isn't much use for custom software outside of the company that it was built for.

And sorry for hijacking your thread. :D

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:37 am
by MikeB
Panman wrote: ↑Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:07 amIt has changed a lot since then. No more columns, modern constructs, integrated SQL database access. It's as modern as any other current language.
I looked at the overview for RPG IV / ILE RPG. I'm glad they overhauled it. Trying to shoehorn complicated code into RPG II's program cycle was a royal pain.

Re: Hello, finally made one after searching the forum for help a ton!

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:13 am
by Panman
Yep. I haven't used the program cycle in 20 years. Even RPG III was good without the cycle.