Hello there everyone!

I've been listening in on the threads for a little while, and I just wanted to
float a comment or two.

First off: is there a good reason, other than familiarity, to use a GUI such as
Visual Basic?  IMO, Swing and particularly layout managers are so far ahead of
fixed XY coordinate systems as to make XY systems unusable.  How can you write
one panel to be used reasonably on all of the myriad combinations of screen
sizes and resolutions?  To me, any decent GUI needs to support user sizing of
the window and the fonts used within the window (and in extreme cases, the
components as well).

Second: I've been playing with a couple of different mechanisms for
communication with the AS/400 database.  I'm wondering what the benefits of the
ADO/OLE DB paradigm are.  Currently, my favorite mechanism is simple data
queueing to/from an RPG server program on the AS/400.  Clean, no hassles and
fast.  I write my user interface using Swing classes, and everything runs
wonderfully.

Where's the bang for the buck with ADO?

Joe the Uninformed


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