• Subject: Re: Real world Java Scenario (was RE: IBM pushing Java)
  • From: Buck Calabro/commsoft<mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 14:26:13 -0500

On 03/24/99 11:01:32 AM "Stone, Brad V (PP)"  wrote:

>On the flip side, these PC guys are not used to writing or seeing programs
>that actually run the guts of the busniess (at least the ones I've dealt
>with).  They're used to setting up servers, e-mail packages and drawing
>pretty pictures on a web page with a little script.  On the AS/400, the
>database is top notch, and RPG was made for the database.  The AS/400 is
>Application Programming heaven.  So, Java may work with everything (thanks
>to the JVM mostly, a concept that will probably inspire many more similar
>languages), but that does in no way make it the best solution. 

I can't say if Java is THE BEST solution (is there such a thing?) but I can 
say that our PC programmers are doing real-world, run the business grade 
stuff using ODBC to talk to the AS400 database, and they were doing the 
same sort of stuff before they came here... They haven't done much stuff 
with the web yet.

Buck Calabro
Billing Concepts Inc (formerly CommSoft), Albany, NY
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