• Subject: RE: AS/400 Gasping For Air ??
  • From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 15:35:08 -0800

If the day ever comes that an AS/400 becomes a dinosaur... and I am
forced to work on PC-based application solutions... Oh God... I don't
even WANT to think about that... I like to have a life... I like to
sleep at night.

P.S.  As a fellow JDEdwards programmer I can tell you that what he says
is correct about $$$$$$ and demand for your skills.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Massiello [mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 2:28 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: AS/400 Gasping For Air ??


You know it took JD Edwards a lot longer to write the software than 9
months.
IMHO, 9 months is a very optimistic time frame, and I would say that if
you are
an RPG programmer with JD Edwards programming experience, I would leave
NOW.  The
market is great for your skills, and unless they plan on training you,
you will
be an AS/400 "guru" in a world of Unix "geeks", and you will not be
happy.  Once
you have been on an AS/400, its very difficult to switch to Unix.

    These are my opinions.

            Pete

Bruce Shaw wrote:

> Somewhat relevant to this thread; I have CISC AS400 310-2044;
application is
> CS order system with basic billing\invoicing\client info backended
into a JD
> Edwards environment. There is also substantial data sharing going on
between
> two major apps which control the client memberships. Currently, there
is 40+
> GB data and some 3/4 million lines RPG code.
> We have just be acquired by a small developer outfit whose specialty
is in
> UNIX/NT environments. Their intention is to replace all AS400
apps/hardware
> within 6-9 months with C++ developed apps rather than upgrading our
CISC box
> (which is somewhat CPU deprived ). There will be telephony
apps/hardware
> integrated into the environment (stuff we don't have currently but
would
> like to have). Is the 6-9 months time frame realistic for replacing
our
> current RPG stuff?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Pete Hall
> > Sent: Monday, January 04, 1999 7:40 PM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: Re: AS/400 Gasping For Air ??
> >
> >
> > At 21:02 01/03/1999 -0600, Nina Jones wrote:
> > >but i wonder - they do billing, accounts receiviable, membership
> > tracking,
> > >and training programs.  how on earth can anyone rewrite all that
> > for $2000?
> > >are those wizards that good?
> >
> > They're not magic. My experience with Access has been that it
> > doesn't scale
> > very well. It is, however, very compatible with SQL Server. I'll bet
this
> > company is in for some stressful times.
> > Pete Hall
> > peteh@inwave.com
> > http://www.inwave.com/~peteh
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Pete Massiello
OS Solutions International
Phone: (203)-744-7854  Ext 11.
http://www.os-solutions.com
mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com


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