The funny thing is that corporations and governments have been trying to get rid of cobol for over 40 years now, and guess what, it ain't going nowhere. Mainframes can handle more stress, and they can do it faster then any server farm out there. Look at google, they have over 500k servers worldwide to be able to handle their volume, while the largest corporations, that handle 100s of millions of transaction daily, only need about 10 mainframes. Contrary to popular belief, mainframes are still more powerful then most servers out there.
Now consider the programming language, how many mainstream mainframe languages are there, maybe 3 or 4. Now how many distributed languages are there, 100s? with new ones popping up every day. What's going to happen in another 40 years when we have a shortage of Java, C#, C++, Angular, JS, etc... programmers?
So I want to tell you about a hospice patient of ours. He had been in hospice care since January. He was literally on his death bed, with Cancer, heart and lung issues. He was 91. He died, as expected, no one in his family were surprised.
BUT his death certificate listed Cause of Death: Covid-19!
You see how this goes into the daily Stats, everyone keeps telling you, every hour of every day?
Quick question regarding the FID process. After you do the background check and make that payment, I know there still is a $5 payment required by the issuing police department. Do you pay that when you pick up the FID or before? I have not been able to get any answers from the local PD regarding this during the shutdown.