> From: Steve Richter
>
> Once you start trying to optimize and mix programing models you
> really start
> to muck things up.

Only if you don't understand them.


> Either program the RPG way or the OOP way.

I categorically disagree.  RPG is great for database access and business
logic programming, while OOP is great for user interface design and
middleware.  I use Java to web enable legacy applications written in RPG and
the result is subsecond response time for applications that look like they
were designed for the web.

Today's systems demand people who can merge different technologies, using
the best tools for the best job.  No one size fits all, no one language fits
all requirements, no one interface fits all users, no one architecture fits
all needs.  Our job today should be to figure out how to make all these
great tools work together and how to best combine them to serve our clients'
unique needs, but instead the goal for many people is to figure out some
ill-defined and ill-designed lowest common denominator and shoehorn it into
every situation.

There is no silver bullet.  Our job isn't going to get easier, it's going to
get more complex.  But that's why they pay us the big bucks.  If you want
easy, deliver pizzas.

Joe Pluta
www.plutabrothers.com





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