TechTarget: Source code dependency dragged down mainframe rehosting, until now

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The halcyon days of mainframe application development started in the 1970s and continued until the arrival of distributed computing in the early 1990s. It was during this period that most mainframe applications, which still form the backbone of over 70% of the world’s electronic commerce, were originally written.

Few programmers who developed these applications thought their work would still be in use in the year 2000, let alone 50 years later.

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