Robert: My company, CCA, has been selling our RPG based trucking/warehousing/etc. package for at least 10 years. We decided that we wanted to rewrite our application from the ground up after Y2k. We decided on Lansa about 18 months ago, and we started serious development in September 2000. We also joined Lansa's reseller program, because the app's we develop will require some Lansa runtime licenses (and possibly development licenses for customers). We are just beginning beta testing of the app now, all written in Visual Lansa. We can connect to any number of databases, including the DB2/400 (or whatever it's called), and NT. We have written many Lansa functions for web interfaces to the new app. Allow customers to enter pickups, tracing, etc. To answer your performance question, Lansa for Web submits batch jobs to create the HTML on the fly. It is very fast. Since you've seen the sales pitch, you know that www.songfile.com is running on a model 170. You can search a database of over 2 million songs there. It's quick because the batch jobs are running fast native RPG Code. Our only real problem in developing with Lansa has been the learning curve. It's not difficult to learn, or to be proficient, but we jumped right from RPG coding to Visual event driven programming. That was our big step. We've integrated Lansa into our existing RPG apps, and we've also used it from the ground up. Even though I am a reseller, I stand to make no money from your purchase. My comments are genuine. We made our decision as a software developer first, then we became resellers. I just came from another demo at a long time customer of mine. They were floored. The demo is not just hype. It's real. One "power user" at my customer was thrilled about the Lansa/Client reporting tool. She wanted to buy it right there. Art Tostaine, Jr. CCA, Inc. Jackson, NJ 08527 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of RMArnold@hpproducts.net Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 5:32 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Lansa, any drawbacks? We're looking at Lansa as a tool for developing and serving up web enabled applications. From what I've seen so far, it looks like a solid development platform. I've sat through the sales pitch and checked the references they supplied. But I'm looking for some outside opinions on the product, its capabilities, and its drawbacks. I'm particularly interested in performance issues. Thanks in advance for your input. Thanks, Robert M. Arnold +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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