Cobol: Not Dead Yet!

February 19, 2008

I was kinda shocked when I knew that it does still exist and used in many companies. It’s very old programming languange. It’s been 49 years.

Formerly, I put underestimated to this language. I thought that it will be put in the museum. But, I got wrong.

There are good reasons why Cobol still runs many of the world’s largest data centers.

(Computerworld) — Until a few months ago, the clearing and billing system for NYSE Group Inc.’s stock options exchange consisted of about 800 discrete Cobol programs running on an IBM mainframe. Today, the entire application set has migrated onto a pair of clustered, quadprocessor Windows servers. The recompiled programs remain in Cobol today, but they won’t stay there for long.

“It’s not our long-term goal to remain running the Cobol applications. That was a tactical move, designed to slide the existing applications off of the mainframe with as little disruption as possible,” says Steven Hirsch, vice president of technology support at the stock exchange. Within the next few years, he expects everything to be rewritten to conform to the NYSE’s standard development platforms: Java and C. What’s more, other Cobol-based systems that power the New York Stock Exchange are “deeply engaged in a similar replatforming effort,” Hirsch says.

NYSE isn’t the only organization that would like to abandon Cobol. Of 352 respondents to a recent Computerworld survey of IT managers, 218 — or 62% — said they use Cobol. Of those 218 respondents, 36% said they plan to gradually migrate off of it and 25% said that they would do so if it weren’t for the expense of rewriting all of that code.

So what’s wrong with Cobol? The technology, which has been around since 1960, is rock-solid. It excels at batch processing and is practically self-documenting, and tools for it have not only been modernized but also support distributed systems. Vendor Micro Focus International Ltd. even offers Cobol.Net, a part of its Net Express offering that fits neatly into Microsoft Corp’s .Net Framework and integrates with the Visual Studio suite of programming tools.

I searched the COBOL thing, then I was really SHOCKED! Cobol is implemented in many thing. Cobol with IDE, Cobol with NET (ASP.NET Applications using COBOL) and XML, Cobol in Mac, Cobol in Linux, even in Visual Studio. Then, Cobol with SQL.

What the…

Man! I thought you already dead, pal!


My Final Assignment Report / Laporan Tugas Akhir (Skripsi)

February 7, 2008

This is my final assignment report in Bahasa Indonesia with title: TECHNIQUE TO PROTECT SOURCE CODE OF PHP APPLICATION WITH ENCRYPTION AND ENCODING METHOD. I hope this stuff will helps anyone who wants to create a final assignment report too. I do not provide any support for this report. Please use it as it is. 😉

Ini adalah laporan tugas akhir atau skripsi saya yang berjudul TEKNIK PROTEKSI SOURCE CODE APLIKASI PHP DENGAN METODE ENKRIPSI DAN ENCODING. Semoga bisa membantu bagi yang sedang menyusun skripsi. Saya tidak menyediakan support untuk laporan ini. Silakan gunakan sebagaimana adanya. 😉

Maia – Remember You / Maia – Ingat Kamu (Full Version)

February 6, 2008

Duh.. lagu ini pas banget ama gue sekarang. Hiks.. ;(

This is especially for anyone who misses somebody..

Don’t forget me, Don’t make me dissapear

February 5, 2008

Oh God, I wish she know what I feel. Oh… life isn’t fair… 😦

ku berjalan terus tanpa henti
dan dia pun kini telah pergi
ku berdoa di tengah
indahnya dunia
ku berdoa untuk dia yang kurindukan

memohon untuk tetap tinggal
dan jangan engkau pergi lagi
berselimut di tengah dingin dunia
berselimut dengan dia yang kurindukan

would it be nice to hold you ..
would it be nice to take you home..
would it be nice to kiss you..

memohon untuk tetap tinggal
dan jangan engkau pergi lagi
bernyanyilah na na na na na
bernyanyilah untuk dia yang kurindukan

would it be nice to hold you ..
would it be nice to take you home ..
would it be nice to kiss you..

jangan pernah lupakan aku
jangan hilangkan diriku
jangan pernah lupakan aku
jangan hilangkan diriku
jangan pernah lupakan aku
jangan pergi dari aku

Mooomy! I am a bachelor!

February 1, 2008

After about 4 years, Finally, I finished my study in STMIK Banjarbaru at Technics of Informatics. Yesterday, January 31st, there was a graduation ceremony in Arum Hotel’s Ballroom, Kalimantan Selatan (South Borneo). I celebrated my graduation as The Best Graduate at Commencement, with IPK (Indeks Prestasi Kumulatif) or GPA 3,73 of 4,00. Congratulation to me. Hehe.. 😀

You can take a look at STMIK Banjarbaru website for the news. Note that my real GPA is 3,73, but due to my some subjects score are not entered correctly, so there’s just 3,70. But, that will be corrected soon.

My graduation ceremony gallery will available soon on my Friendster.

I thank to GOD very very much for the blesses and the talents. Also, for my parents. I can’t describe all of their kindness, thank you. And for my best friend, Femy, thank you very much for being a such kind of best friend. I love you, I miss you. 🙂

I hope I can get a job suitable with my study, major and skills in computer knowledge. Soon. 😉