• Subject: RE: Have you read this?
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:12:31 -0500

Yeah ... I keep forgetting that most people use WINDOWS, instead of a GOOD
OS (Like Mac or OS/2 -- seriously).

But my point remains that RPG is old school. I will grant that ILE RPG has
brought a lot of "good stuff" to RPG, but the fact also remains that most
programmers are still programming in RPG III.

I have done both ends; I've built "mission-critical" apps using Visual
Basic, and I have built "graphical apps" using RPG! I mean everything from
charts to pull-down menus.

(did the pull-down menus in 1986; not bad for a guy that can't "can't
quiet wrap your chubby little knuckles around RPG", according to Leslie.
Never mind the PROGRAM GENERATOR that I wrote ... or that fact that I TAUGHT
RPG ... and TAUGHT GDDM PROGRAMMING ... not bad for a "PC programmer, thrust
into a midrange world".)

Peace,

-- Don

P.S. My brother went to Goddard!


-----Original Message-----
From: boothm@earth.goddard.edu [mailto:boothm@earth.goddard.edu]
Sent: January 11, 2000 7:13 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: Have you read this?


Don you forget two things.  With nearly any GUI set of solutions you are 
always just a few days from completion but never actually there, and 
delivery to the end users is a whole new career path for someone.
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