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AS/400 and Java

Abhijeet Pujhari
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HI ALL,

I WAS WORKING AS AN JAVA PROGRAMMER FOR 6 MONTHS(CORE JAVA + GWT).

BUT NOW I GOT SHIFTED TO AS/400 . NOW I AM LEARNING COBOL,RPGLE AND CL.

PLEASE GUIDE ME AS I AM UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AS/400 .

WHAT WILL BE THE BEST OPTION FOR ME .
William P O'Sullivan
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Hello Abhijeet,

That is a pretty big leap.

The AS/400 (now iSeries) is quite popular. Where I work we have both J2EE and iSeries applications.
Unfortunately, RPG and CL are not skills required on other platforms. COBOL is, e.g: mainframe.

If you are not comfortable with this "move", bide your time and look for a Java position.

WP
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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Welcome to JavaRanch Abhijeet Pujhari
Abhijeet Pujhari
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Thank you all for replying.

William ,
i am comfortable (as a beginner) in system i , but i really wanted to know about scope and future of this line , as per market leaving my current job will be risk . so i want to know for sure.



and thanks Seetharaman Venkatasamy.
 
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