Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I've just been awarded Cobol Developer of the year for 2009!

It has been a great ride at Xero, from releasing our first beta little more than 2 years ago, to racking up our 6000th customer this week.

Some people doubted us for picking a VSE/ESA environment and the IBM compiler, but the support for 31 bit addressing and dynamic calls really accelerated our development of a Web 2.0 software product.

I'd like to thank all the other forward thinking members of our team for choosing and building on a great platform, and encouraging me to achieve this award.

Kirk

posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 10:49:07 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)  #    Comments [4]
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:11:23 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Now hang on a second, I was told I had been awarded Cobol Developer of the year. I think someone might be playing a trick on us. Was your trophy made of real ibeonium?
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:12:15 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Just in case you thought it was only Xero doing web apps with Cobol:

Is COBOL the natural language for the cloud?
http://nerds-central.blogspot.com/2009/03/is-cobol-natural-language-for-cloud.html
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:17:58 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Sorry Ross. Second place is still a great achievement!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:59:27 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Congratulations Kirk! I have absolutely no idea why anybody could conceivably want to code in COBOL, but I'm very impressed you managed it.
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