Ravi, In a message dated 12/21/98 9:35:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: <<snip>> > A basic question seems to be whether to try to use the Toolkit and record > level access, which seems more like something an RPGer can get their teeth > into (I just want to chain to that record!) or to use JDBC and the SQL > model. We have never used SQL on the 400, but did purchase the IBM SQL > product last June (another thing set aside until Y2K was complete). Last > June I never had any success with IBM Java, while at least JDBC and JBuilder > let me build an application that sort of worked, except, minor detail, it > crashed a lot. <<snip>> This is an issue that was hotly contested when this list first started. The JAVA "purists" say don't use the toolkit, as it limits your package to the AS/400 platform, thus defeating the ultimate purpose of JAVA. Hard to argue with that. I feel that my own approach is more pragmatic, although others will argue the point. Having researched several C/S projects, I would choose (given the time) to write the application in as "open" a manner as possible to start with, but build in the flexibility to utilize _whatever_ data access method is most appropriate for your platform of choice. For example, access the database with standard JAVA methods in your programs, but build in the ability to "flip a switch" that tells the application to use JDT methods to specifically access AS/400 data in order to optimize performance and/or data integrity. If you have no plans to run the programs on anything other than an AS/400, this point is moot. Then again, if you have no plans to run the programs on anything other than an AS/400, JAVA itself is moot at this juncture other than as a career enhancement project... JMHO, Dean Asmussen Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc. Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-Mail: DAsmussen@aol.com "PRESS RELEASE -- Microsoft today announced that shipments of its Windows 2000 product (formerly known as NT 5.0) would be delayed until the second quarter of 1901." +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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