• Subject: Re: XML Attributes
  • From: "L. S. Russell" <leslier@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 08:56:18 -0600
  • Organization: Datrek Professional Bags

LOL! Remember that Dilbert episode where they gave the pointy haired
boss his new laptop, and when he asked how to reboot it they told him to
hold it above his head and shake it?  LOL

What I got out of Brad's book was hope that people will regain their
rational footing.  RPG works and works well, Brad has gone to great
lengths to prove that RPG is a valid e-solution.  Just ask him to show
ya some of the sites he has up and running which make extensive use of
RPG/CGI.  Why toss the programmers out with the bath water?  You have 50
programmers who know RPG a consultant is gonna tell ya; "you need to
force them to learn Java only then will your e-business take off and
make you a hero!" but your common sense tells ya; "hey, I could use RPG
and then the development time would be shorter because I wouldn't need
to retrain my folks. plus I know it would be a solid application because
my staff have been developing really stable apps in RPG for years."  

So what do ya do? Well you take the consultants path because you are an
IT manager and of diminished capacity.

"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:
> 
> Lot's of personal attacks on my book.  Hmmmm...  See a shrink about that
> lately?
> 
> For the record, my book was written not for money.  I honestly did it to
> help folks and provide information that was lacking in our world.  Judging
> by the response, I feel confident that I did a good job.
> 
> Maybe on the followup book I will provide a chapter that shows how to create
> dynamic XML and dedicate it to you.  :)
> 
> Brad
> 
> > Yes. I know what you mean. Someone recently took CGI (not
> > theirs) and RPG
> > (again, not theirs) and stuck them together and rebranded it
> > as something
> > called iRPG or eRPG or whatever. They even cashed in on this
> > rebranding of
> > something existing and wrote a book about it.
> 
> --snip resta stuff--
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