Did you find your answer on what is the best tool to create a GUI with on the I-Series? I for one have been searching for this question for quite sometime. After reading the responses for this thread it seems that there is not front runner in this arena. Every language has its pros and cons. RPG provided us with a structured approach to design applications that consistently performed. Now we are faced with multiple language choices with ever changing frameworks JSP, JSF, Grails, Spring, Hibernate, EJB, AJAX (Google API), PHP. . . The list goes on and on...

My two cents is to pick a language **cough** -Java- **cough**, a framework and stick with it. By the time you complete your GUI'fication an entirely new set of standards will have surfaced.

P.S. I can name that tune in 6 languages and HTML does not count. Not bad for a finance major.


James Lampert <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Joel Cochran wrote:

So you can't be a good programmer until you meet these requirements? I
guess I'm out, since I don't have a Computer Science degree, I have never
coded in an assembler language, and wouldn't where to start when writing a
compiler parser.

But hopefully you can manage at least two languages?

My point was not to deprecate the non-degreed, but to (1) deprecate any
university, college, or junior college that graduates computer science
majors who only know one language, and (2) remind everybody that (as
Maslow put it) if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem
begins to resemble a nail.

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