who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jan 24, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2006 by ca.portal.admin
I must admit that by the time I went to work for Grumman Flxible (bus
manufacturer) in the late 70's/early 80's, we has pretty well migrated
BOMP/DBOMP to DL/I, but they were still running DBOMP transpanency so
they could run the untouched DBOMP programs against the DL/I database

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Re: The Fat Lady Sings
First off, I want to thank everyone who has wished me well. This is a
great group of people.
I started with IDMS back in the 5.7 days of 1983 as a cobol programmer
and then moved to application DBA and then finally to King (keeper of
all things IDMS). Along the way, there were so many opportunities to
The last five-six years have been real slow as I've been relegated to
watching systems run and keeping multiple levels of the software up to
date on a test LPAR in the event I could actually dust them off and
bring them into the sunlight.
Every once in a while, management here asks us to update our skills
profile - I have no idea why, there's no advancement possible. But the
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stuff off my skills profile because I can't remember how to do them
anymore. And I do not say that in jest.
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