DevDisasters: Jurassic Programmers

Here’s a true tale of trying to turn a functional VMS financial application into a “cool” .NET application:

http://reddevnews.com/devscope/print.aspx?editorialsid=935
(written by Alex Papadimoulis in Redmond Developer News)

I don’t know where the author got his example, but I have a friend with an identical story.  His story is has a follow-on — they’ve lost so many customers by pushing “version 2” that they will declare bankruptcy soon.

As for DIBOL, the language in the article, it is fully maintained, and now cross-platform.  If only the rock stars had known…

Author: Stan

I was born in Ohio, and have lived most of my life here. I was into technology from an early age: math, chemistry, physics, electronics, amateur radio, flying, scuba diving. My business is an extension of my techological interests. I love what I do.

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