• Subject: Re: Java on the AS/400
  • From: Patrick Townsend <townsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 22:10:52 -0700
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates, Inc.

Paul,

Our Java expert calls it the language that you "write once, debug
everywhere" <g>

Patrick

PaulMmn wrote:
> 
> >I have been following this thread with interest.  I would like to keep
> >my skills up to date (who wouldn't?) and was wondering what language
> >would be best combined with my RPG and little bit of COBOL knowledge.
> >
> >I admit my ignorance....is Java the same whether it is on a PC or on the
> >AS/400?
> >
> >Donna Zukowski
> 
> Java's -=[SUPPOSED]=- to be the same, no matter the platform on which it runs.
> 
> However, you can't lock in a customer base that way, so...
> 
> -Microsoft has done strangely unique things to it, so much so that they're
> not allowed to call it JAVA any more.
> 
> -IBM has done less strange things, but they've added, uh, 'classes,' I
> believe they're called, that implement "extensions" that will only run on
> the AS/400 (ie accessing Data Areas).
> 
> -I'm sure there are other vendors that have their 'extensions' as well.
> 
> If you use the 'vanilla' functions, your code should execute on any system
> that supports JAVA.  If you want things that only the AS/400 supports, you
> can use the extensions, with the realization that your code is now
> restricted to "IBM AS/400 JAVA."
> 
> --Paul E Musselman
> PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com
> 
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