Monday, 22 March, 2004
I started a new assignment for work today. I'll be working for a state agency (they requested that I not mention the name) for at least the next 6 months, helping them move their systems from an IBM 3270 mainframe running DB2 to the Microsoft .NET platform. We'll be moving a few applications over in the next 6 months or so, but they'll be accessing the DB2 database. Our timeline is somewhat constrained by the legislative schedule in that we don't want to be changing things right in the middle of a legislative session. The plan is to have everything converted from PL/1 and DB2 to C# and SQL Server by the end of 2006. There's a lot going on, a lot to think about, and hopefully a lot of new things to learn in the process.