Excerpts from midrange-l: 23-Mar-99 RE: IBM pushing Java Colin
Williams@technocra (1408*) 

> Right, so that's a definite 2 companies that have JAVA apps, out of a 
> possible how many 100's...? 

The web site  
lists 37 reference accounts actively using Java on the AS/400. 

Not to be argumentative, but IMO the direction we need to look is
forward.  There is a definite industry-wide groundswell underneath Java
right now.  100% pure Java applications from any venue will run in the
AS/400 JVM -- it is a "certified compliant" implementation.   

Now, sure, we can point to past instances where the "crow's-nest view"
led IBM into some pretty strange waters - SAA, CUA, etc. - but the
industry-wide nature of the Java revolution scrupulously avoids the
stigma that marked previous 'IBM proprietary solutions.' 

Finally, Java on the AS/400 is a really nice fit.  Java's lack of a
'pointer' type, coupled with the design of the AS/400 JVM, really
permits Java code to run at near-SLIC speeds.  And the scalability of
the AS/400 JVM's asynchronous garbage collector sets the gold standard,

Anyway, I've got to get off the fence on this issue.  *8-) 


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