I'm with you Paul - and do have a caution - the DB2 system isn't object-oriented, actually - I have heard it described as object-based - you'll get a variety of hoots if you call it object-oriented, since it doesn't have all the 4 (or so) attributes of OO.

I really like using the object-based nature of the OS to help people believe they already think "object-wise" if they work on an IBM i.


On 10/22/2013 4:29 PM, Paul Raulerson wrote:
LOL! Point out that a Object Oriented Design can be implemented wtih a varied toolset, and that RPG is a proto-OO language anyway, where programmers *describe* complex things like screens or reports, and even some processing. But also provides relatively good detail orientation.

Also point out that RPG is very tightly coupled to the very obejct-oriented DB2 system underneath the covers, and inherits some OO features from that as well.


On Oct 22, 2013, at 04:09 PM, Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Because the "Agile advisor" in place is insisting that only OO languages can support Agile.

I'm looking for someone who can dispute this based on experience - not theory - which is all I have.

On 2013-10-22, at 4:47 PM, David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 10/22/2013 3:38 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
Anyone got any experience in applying Agile techniques in an ILE +
RPG environment?
We're doing scrum ... but I don't really see how programming language enters into it.
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