Eccox has been working since its foundation in 1992 with the Cobol™ and IBM® Assembler languages. This meant that its intellectual capital and skills in these languages allowed the creation of a team prepared for any type of program and routine creation, conversion, and migration of versions, releases, and the migration of these languages among themselves.
Sites that work with the mainframe platform end up being reactive when it comes to updating Cobol versions and maintaining programs and routines in Assembler due to the shortage of skilled labor in these languages.
There is a market convenience in reducing the Cobol and Assembler languages as much as possible. Much of this convenience is due to the fact that in the last two decades the mainframe platform has also evolved reactively trying to accommodate the values charged by its operating system and subsystems. Software and application development based on DevOps, Agile and Value Stream has turned to other platforms taking the developer workforce to other languages. With the creation of the Cloud (an outsourcing that is billed and provisioned automatically) an attempt was made once again to reduce the space of the mainframe and, consequently, of its traditional languages. The security of the platform, the correct and rational vision of an effective TCO (Total Cost Ownership), and the adequacy of the platform to the technological advance once again showed the strength of the mainframe in global industries. In the same way, languages have followed these variations and Cobol has been getting stronger, Assembler has once again become part of the curriculum of courses offered by manufacturers, and routines written in assembler are treated as a legacy to be organized and even replaced by other languages that meet the original performance requirements when these routines were created and assembler language was absolutely necessary for that.
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