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  •  Put you are interacting with legacy systems... (7+ / 0-)

    ...some of which are running code from the 1960's with hardware architectures to boot.  Interfacing with that kind of stuff is extremely difficult.  IBM never intended for JCL to interact with HTML.


    by LordMike on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 08:38:45 PM PST

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    •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      EastcoastChick, malharden, Kane in CA

      Very tired of hearing how easy this is when it is actually very complicated.

    •  Why would you even think (0+ / 0-)

      that you could run websites off 60's hardware? You can't, they can't even begin to comprehend js (which is a mainstay of the website, it's what makes it function so well). We're not talking the necessity of mainframes here, we're talking very simple webservers with a farm behind it that holds the data. This is not expensive (well, unless you are the government who has no need to really bid out work at the real cost companies pay out) stuff, it's relatively economical to be blunt. Our government is not as behind the times as one might think... proof positive with the NSA and it's abilities. I will also point out that the Social Security sites, which actually hold a whole lot more data than function quite well, and in fact with really minor issues, rolled out quite well.

      It is every person's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what they takes out of it. - Albert Einstein (edited for modern times to include everyone by me!)

      by LeftieIndie on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:55:46 AM PST

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