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4GL to students, why not?

Posted By: Cesar Inacio Martins
Date: Monday, 23 September 2013, at 8:37 p.m.


Just sharing. (to IBM).

Sorry for my poor english...

I'm looking for 4GL developers to work with our development team at the
company I work.
Here in Brazil isn't easy found seniors 4GL developers anymore, at least
one that's not 10 days to retire or ask lots of $$.

So, we decide try our luck with trainees and juniors analysts where we
offer the possibility to engage at software development "world" , with
trade to learn an old programming language with very restrict job market
options later....
Our expectation is 3 - 6 months for this "kids" learn very well the
language and less of an year to start produce useful code and able to
debug, found errors, etc.

After few interviews with university students, looking for they first
chance at real job I observe all they just don' t care to learn an old
language as start, but of course, we know they will not consider get a
carrier programming 4gl because there is no future on the language. All
them are studying C#, Java, PHP, .Net, etc....
I consider 4GL an excellent language as entrance for a student to
development world... it's easy, productive, get results fast and allow to
create a complete system with it....

Considering there is Genero , where is the future of 4GL, why not:

1) "open" the 4GL (the old versions, 7.32, linux) license for university ,
students for study proposal. Where they can use together of Informix
Innovator-C or Developer edition.

2) or something what I know is waste of my time typing, but... open the
old 4GL free for production for everyone, but only if used together with
Informix Innovator-C (I think this is easy to put as restriction into the
4gl code, to not connect with other edition).

with this I believe IBM can create a situation like I heard on IIUG in 2010
from IBM director (sorry I don't remember their name) talking about
students in China using in mass and studying an old IBM technology only
because it was available for free at they university...

Considering the possibility of university students starting studying 4GL as
they first / initial programming language , naturally will open a great
market later to 4Js/Genero...

But, this depends of IBM start do something for real (at least here in
Brazil) and not allow the "Informix dead" rumors keep running over there.
I was stunning when I hear from a second year university student (half of
they course) saying they found about Informix for a "homework" an year
before , but when ask for they university professor this instructor say to
him forget Informix because it's a discontinued product regardless what
they found at internet (as far I understand, this occur between 2012-2013).

ok, we can consider this a unique situation, misinformed and personal flaw
from an public university professor (instructor? , sorry I don't know the
correct translate). But we are talking about a public university where IBM
appear have a heavy partner with this university (google for "IBM FATEC" )

This same student tell me them have with some frequency IBM presentations
and when the subject is databases, the unique database where talk about is

just sharing the situations we found here.. and give our suggestions...
with hope... from Brazil...

Cesar I. Martins


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