Joe, In a message dated 5/4/99 12:54:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: <<snip>> > 2. In my opinion, however, we do need to build classes with portability > in mind which means less usage of the tool box since the tool box > classes are as400 specific. > > Ah, now THIS is an area where I tend to disagree, and I'd love to get some > dialogue started (IS EVERYBODY LISTENING??). > To me, portability is far more important for client-side code than for > server-side, and here's why: <<snip>> Well, I've had my religious arguments here before on this subject but I'll offer them up again for a "Cinquo De Mayo" barbecue :). Coming from a package development background, I tend to agree with the original poster regarding "platform independent" development. On the other hand, having a performance background as well ("choose the ShowCase ODBC, it's faster than that MicroSoft junk" -- me, circa 1994) I have a problem using "generic" constructs for I/O. My suggestion was, if you are planning to support multiple servers, create a generic JAVA version that will run anywhere. After the base application has been tested and verified, start developing server-side programs specific to the platform to be supported. For example, use a control record that tells the application that it is talking to an AS/400, so use the toolbox stuff. Sounded good to me at the time, but the "purists" tended to disagree. Personally, I don't _WANT_ my stuff to run like it's on Windoze ;-)... JMHO, Dean Asmussen Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc. Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-mail: DAsmussen@aol.com "If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn." -- Andrew V. Mason +--- | This is the JAVA/400 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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