• Subject: RE: IBM pushing Java
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (PP)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 09:13:09 -0600

And it also didn't say everyone was rushing to purchase it.  How many RPG
programmers (outside of the folks that participate on mailing lists,
newsgroups, etc) would welcome management implementing a new package written
in java?  I would say very few.  And a new system, no matter what language
it's written in, is "plug and play".

Interesting story here.  Recently the corp I work for aquired a new company.
They were running a unix system and in the middle of converting everything
to java.  Now, they are losing the unix box and implementing an AS/400.
They started talking about how they'd have to redo most of the system.  Me,
being cynical, said "just port the java code... it's portable, right?"

Ahhh... we forgot about database differences (field names, data types,
etc)....  

When companies like JDEdwards, MAPICS, etc start selling fully functionals
packages written entirely in java, and that is all they are offering, then
we will know java is here to stay.  But, I can almost guarentee that will
never happen.

Brad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Williams [mailto:Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 8:09 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: IBM pushing Java
> Importance: High
> 
> 
> Right, so that's a definite 2 companies that have JAVA apps, out of a
> possible how many 100's...?
> 
>               -----Original Message-----
>               From:   mcrump@ballfoster.com
> [mailto:mcrump@ballfoster.com]
>               Sent:   Tuesday, March 23, 1999 1:17 PM
>               To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>               Subject:        RE: IBM pushing Java
> 
> 
> 
>               Intentia's ERP has been completely rewritten in
> server-side Java (ported from
>               RPG no less).  Check out:
> 
http://www1.ibmlink.ibm.com/cgi-bin/master?xh=logon&xu=guest&request=usa
.pressreleases&parms=P_1998111702

                You also have Lotus' Websphere products.....

                I am sure there are others but I haven't had the time to
track down.....


                Which large application has been written in JAVA?






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