mainframe programmer


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mainframe programmer

A person who writes mainframe applications in programming languages such as COBOL, CICS and various 4GLs. See programmer.
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Addressing the diminishing skill set of mainframe programmers and technicians, System Explorer for z/OS improves return on investment in this mission-critical platform by increasing productivity and reducing labor costs.
The development software is so simple that none of the mainframe programmers knows how it works.
Maintenance becomes even more of a burden, since there is usually a team of mainframe programmers who redo the code and another team of PC programmers who change the "look and feel.
Otherwise, Galitz's book should meet the professional needs of COBOL mainframe programmers who are making the transition to a GUI environment, experienced C programmers who would like to institutionalize good screen design practices, and Macintosh or Microsoft Windows programmers who want greater in-depth coverage of this topic.
The mainframe programmers gave us the data in tagged field ASCII format compressed on high-density floppy disks.