From: Urbanek, Marty

All database access is via JDBC. It is pretty portable, but like David
said, some tweaks are necessary for various DBs.

And that's really more an issue of the differences in SQL engines: you'd
have to use those tweaks if you were using ODBC or any other SQL access.

I am not a Java zealot but I must admit that we have been able to
deliver a ton of modern functionality on a number of platforms using
essentially the same code base and the same personnel to develop and
support it. It is very cool when the UI pops up in a browser and you
can't tell whether it is coming from i5/OS, Linux, Windows, etc.

What cracks me up is that I'm not a Java zealot, either. Except for the
very limited role of UI deployment (and access to third-party utilities such
as mail and web services), I prefer RPG over anything. I just find PHP even
less appealing.

But you can't beat Java for portability.


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