From: "Brad Jensen" <brad@elstore.com>
> Microsoft is discovering some of its own inertia. The
> three million VB programmers are less than ecstatic
> about being shoved into an 'upgrade'to VB.NET that
> is really a different, C-based language, tons of stuff
> breaks.

If you think the .NET initiative is problematic, consider what will happen
when MS rewrites Windows for 64 bit chips.  Some reputable computer
scientists predict major application breakage.

In contrast, many AS/400 sites are running code that was developed in the
70's and 80's.  Frank Soltis delineates five "sacred architectural
principles" that define iSeries technology.  The first and perhaps most
important principle is hardware independence.

That's my primary motive for keeping business logic on the iSeries.

Nathan M. Andelin
www.relational-data.com




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