June 2014 Archives

What I learned in college because I had to use mainframes

Andy Lester's got a great article over at the New Relic site which makes me realize how lucky I was in college.

I graduated in 1979; our computing platform was a 360/75, late upgraded to a 370/145 (I think) still running OS/360 in a VM under VM/360. This meant that for our own projects, we actually ended up doing a number of the things that Andy talks about as a matter of survival.

We did not have a version control system at all; we ended up using ="http://ww…

About Joe McMahon

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