May 24, 2011

Koopa 1up

I only just bragged about the first official contribution to Koopa, and here already is a second one. Thanks to Peter Tang Koopa now understands more of:

  • EXEC SQL statements
  • EXEC CICS statements


PS. Here's a teaser from Peter on what he's doing with Koopa:

We are able to run koopa against 20,000 Cobol programs plus another 20,000 copybooks within 4 hours. We have also adapted pig latin (from to include User Defined Functions to extract xml fragments from the results generated by Koopa on a Hadoop cluster for other correlation analysis.

It might be just me, but I find this extremely cool. To paraphrase a well-known slashdot quote: can you imagine a Hadoop cluster of Koopa ? :-)

May 19, 2011

Koopa 1up

Koopa got its first contribution today! Thanks to Adrián Noguero Mucientes' generosity we can now enjoy support for the following Cobol features:

  • INPUT-OUTPUT section
  • LOCAL-STORAGE section
  • RETURNING phrase on the procedure division
  • SET statement
  • INITIALIZE statement
  • DISPLAY statement
  • INSPECT statement
  • COMPUTE statement

I guess Koopa now officialy lives up to the open-source spirit. :-)

May 13, 2011

Me? I Work!

Mike Rowe's testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. For those who don't like to read, here's a similar speech Mike made at TED:

And if you've never watched an episode of Dirty Jobs go and switch your TV to the Discovery Channel now!