• Subject: RE: Topic number ONE
  • From: "Richard Dean" <rddean@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:50:37 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

I can understand your plight with having to drop a client/server model for
screen scraping.  It sometimes seems impossible to get people past the fact
that Java and/or Client/Server are not just about GUI  screens(though that
is a plus for AS/400 user who are tired of the green screens), it is about
object orient programming.  Though I am new to Java and Object Oriented
programming, and I have been a little slow to catch on (especially since I
had no C experience, to help with the Java learning curve), as I get more
comfortable with Java and OOP, I see the advantages of it more and more. In
the end you are absolutely right a company has to answer the questions that
you listed below for themselves in order for a C/S project to work.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-java400-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-java400-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Buck Calabro
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 5:34 PM
To: 'JAVA400-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Topic number ONE


Astonishingly, our company recently terminated development in Delphi to go
to screen scraping (JWalk).  It seems that "time to market" is more
important than providing functionality.  Of course, this brings up the topic
of "what's the point of Client/Server in the first place?"  Is it
"presentation" (as in GUI) or is it "data exchange" (as in OLE links between
databases) or something else?  It has been my experience that organisations
which haven't answered this question for themselves will fail at their C/S
projects.

Buck Calabro
Billing Concepts Albany, NY
mailto:mcalabro@commsoft.net


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