Informix 4GL … and some say it’s “gone…”

Received a call from a distributor asking if I did 4GL education, to which of course I said “sorry – I don’t.” Never really had a reason to learn it over all these years. I commented to him that “many people say it’s no longer around.” He laughed and said his company has a couple thousand clients still using it very strong. I agreed – I’ve seen a ton of job openings – both contract and permanent – for Informix 4GL folks. I think 4GL will end up like Cobol … everyone swears it’s gone, but those in the trenches see it all the time.