• Subject: RE: Did IBM finally roll out SAA with Websphere?
  • From: Jim Damato <jdamato@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:42:41 -0500

>IBM seems to keep trying to solve yesterday's problems or next year's
problems. When I have problems that are applicable today.

I'm always curious about the direction the iSeries should be taking, and I
find the opinions on this list to be interesting.  User needs seem to be all
over the map, from maintaining proprietary or legacy features to making the
system open and consistent with the industry.  Bob Cozzi- What did IBM miss?
What are your top five wishes for V5R1?  (bullet-points only).



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Cozzi (RPGIV) [mailto:cozzi@RPGIV.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:36 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L; rpgiv@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Did IBM finally roll out SAA with Websphere?


So, if everything is being called "WebSphere" is this just like SAA?
Remember SAA? Everything was to fall under the SAA umbrella, except the
stuff IBM didn't want to sell. So now everything falls under websphere,
except the stuff IBM doesn't want to sell.

What's the difference if a product is called "IBM HTTP Server" or "IBM
Websphere HTTP Server"? Is that worthy of a full Version change in the
Operating System?

A few years ago we went from Version 2 release 3, to Version 3 release 1 and
the only thing that changed was the copyright date and the Version number.
Then we went from Version 3, Release 7 to Version 4 Release 1, again nothing
new.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about IBM. So what's my problem? My
problem is we're being hyped up again for a big release that really has
little to do with our problems for "today". IBM seems to keep trying to
solve yesterday's problems or next year's problems. When I have problems
that are applicable today.

Take the Webfacing tool, a very good idea. About 2 years ago it would have
been gold! But it is still something to consider using. But here is the
issue with webfacing. Webfacing runs applications as Interactive Apps. Not
batch, so the line we've been fed to move off of Interactive and into better
performing Client/Server apps (which use batch) doesn't seem to apply here.
Yet I just paid a HUGE "tax" for non-Zero interactive on my 270. Now, to use
IBM latest offering, I have to use up my expensive Interactive resources for
what appears to be client/server (webfaced) applications, but in reality are
nothing more that interactive RPG/DDS apps which have been mapped to HTML.
An okay idea, but what happen to Batch?

I guess my question is, besides adding some questionable 'features' to RPG
IV, changing the program product number and wrapping everything Websphere,
what's new in V5? I'm trying to understand if these costly version
announcements are significant, or just marketing hype. And, hardware
enhancements don't count because there's new hardware announced by everyone
all that time.

Bob Cozzi
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