After working many years on “client-server technologies” when I got an AS400 opportunity in 2004, I was totally confused as I did not know anything about it.
So I consulted few of my friends – and those working on “mainstream technologies” recommended me to stay away from it – but one of my close friend working on mainframe recommended to take the opportunity – and I am so glad that I listened to him.
AS400 is a powerhorse and is unbeatable in world of batch processing. My work allowed me to meet some of the most advanced programmers I have met in my life.
Also, little did I know that this would change my life at personal level too – as here I met the girl with whom eventually I will spend rest of my life.