A while a ago I compared my computing past with my computing present when I looked at what Apple Macs and old IBM Mainframes have in common
And then I talked about developing an Appllication Program Interface (API) back in the 80s when we didn’t know what an API was.
And now I am returning to my roots as a failed COBOL programmer… although I always say the best boss I ever had John Neller saved the world from more bad code by moving me into a marketing role as Austpay Product Manager.
The more I see of the evolution of “programming” the more I see things coming back to simple logical English like languages like COBOL that almost anyone can use.
[koh-bawl] Show IPA
noun Computers.a programming language particularly suited for writing programs to processlarge files of data, using a vocabulary of common English words, phrases,and sentences.
Origin: 1955–60; co(mmon) b(usiness) – o(riented) l(anguage)
In terms of technology today – if it looks complex to use then find something thats simplerand will do basically what you need.
Put the internet to work for you.
IFTTT has a very COBOL like approach based around rules that allow you to say If This Happens then Do that So don’t panic about being technology challenged or the costs of development etc …..Help is On The Way!!!