• Subject: Re: An odd thing
  • From: Jon Paris <paris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:55:30 -0500

>> "But, maybe this consulting firm (a national one) knows something I don't.
Anybody got some idea what I am missing on this one?" <<

Well first of all as with any good 4GL type tool, the fact that VA  Generator
generates COBOL is irrelevant, other than the fact that you need to buy a
compiler licence.  You debug at the 4GL level.  Also, it's only for the host
side that it generates COBOL - it can generate C++ for the client side and
future possibilities include the generation of Java for host and/or client.

It's a very versatile product and one that I think a lot more RPG shops would
do well to look at.  One other thought - the CISC box shouldn't be a show
stopper in that the host side can be written in RPG (or whatever) and the
client side - including data access written in Java.  The only thing you
_can't_ do on a CISC box is have Java code execute directly on the 400.

Jon Paris - AS/400 AD Market Support - paris@ca.ibm.com
Phone: (416) 448-4019   -   Fax: (416) 448-4414
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