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Re: "Webulating" RPG


  • Subject: Re: "Webulating" RPG
  • From: "Guillermo Andrades" <Gab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 17:19:25 +0100

fixed

TO: All

OOP was not created in 1998.
any remembering IBM SmallTalk? AD/Cycle?, Repository?, even C++ as the
future for coding in AS/400...? and other interim steps as VRPG,
VisualGen, 

anybody working with any business application coded with Lisp, ADA,
SmallTalk and so on?

the real problem IMO is that after years speaking about Client/Server and
OO none business application is running this way.

peoples (end users) want only for "windows like" panels and full PC
connectivity. The way to achieve this is in our (IBM) hands. maybe no
longer.

sure the programmers can change the language, but the problem is how to
develop critical DataBase applications (not mail or print server!) with
100+ concurrent users securely & without corruption. If you've this
environment now in RPG in AS/400.. then you are needed only of the
"windows like" panels.
Then why the industry is speaking OOP during years? worst: ours.

IMO Java (aka the-new-C++) is only estimate because is a not-MS product.
and of course the same question is for Java ("any business application
RUNNING"?).
Also estimate because each new (future) technology is good to magazine
reporter, consultants and "industry" in general. despite this a lot of
main enterprises run the business in the same-secure-old way (the same
since 20 years ago in cases).

(sorry my english)
____________________
Guillermo Andrades
CPI, Madrid

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