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Some of our legacy code is being maintained by the only developer who can code in COBOL. They're asking for big salary increases each year, is it worth it to find someone else for cheaper or should I just assume they're worth it because COBOL is oudated?

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Have a similar case at my company and I proposed instead of doing that, we revamp the app to a modem language

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Indeed. This is probably just way more expensive upfront.

No advice, just dropping in to day that I used to work with a COBOL dev that had more international properties than Pitbull.

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In the long run, it probably makes more sense to change over to something that will give you more options, including price options.

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Seems like your bus number is currently 1. It may be worth it to look into how much effort it would take to rewrite in a modern language

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