I graduated in 2007 with a degree in computer science where most of my classes were in C/C++ and Java using object oriented programming. I've spent a lot of time since then using mostly mainframe COBOL and the associated tools and technologies. This has included CICS, DB2, REXX, JCL, ISPF, Easytrieve, IBM File Manager, and all of the other tools associated with a mainframe environment. I think these technologies are sufficient to complete most of the jobs that it's used for (large legacy applications written mostly in the mid to late eighties), but I would also like to learn more about modern technology and development practices. I don't mind the mainframe environment, but it would also be nice to eventually use something more modern.
I'm planning on using this blog to record my journey learning about these new technologies and my thoughts about some of the projects I'm planning on completing with them. Hopefully this will be something I can come back to in the future and maybe help me meet others learning the same things.