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COBOL: Still the Heart of Today’s Business Process Systems

By Dick Weisinger

COBOL, the Common Business-Oriented Language, turned 60 years old this year. Despite it’s age, it is still used today by more than 70 percent of business processing systems. How has COBOL survived? Evolution. Despite it’s age, COBOL has evolved and

Coding: Python is the Preferred Data Language

By Dick Weisinger

Python is ranked as the most popular language for AI. A survey of 1000 developers by Burtch Works ranked software languages for working with analytics, AI, and machine learning. 41 percent said that they preferred Python. 30 percent preferred R,

Program Synthesis: Software that Writes Itself

By Dick Weisinger

Can AI algorithms ever take over the role of software engineers? It may be a long ways away, but researchers are trying to teach computers to write software, a task that they’re calling ‘Program Synthesis’ or ‘Automated Programming’. Rajeev Alur,

Augmented Software Development (ASD): Working with Bots That Code

By Dick Weisinger

There are programmers who work with AI, and now, analysts like Gartner predict that it won’t be long until there are programmers assisted by AI, Augmented Software Developers. Mark Driver, Research Vice President at Gartner, said that “we predict that,

Code Development: Python Now Ranks Among Top Three Programming Languages

By Dick Weisinger

Python has moved up in popularity, unseating C++, and now is in third position in the TIOBE list of popular computer programming languages. The TIOBE index report noted that “the Python programming language started as a successor of Perl to