For what it is worth, I think of EGL as another tool to generate Java web applications. That is what I have used it for so far and it has made the job easy and even fun. Of course this is just my opinion and my work on the i is about 70% involved in Java webapp development, integration and deployment. Yeah, I know, I am an "odd duck" in this respect. I love the i for it's stability and it's ability to integrate disparate applications, not because of RPG. But, you already knew that.

I would be surprised if the traction gained by EGL came from it's ability to generate COBOL but I am only seeing EGL through a very small, i shaped lens. The power I have seen is in the J2EE sphere.


Trevor Perry wrote:

Your article may be titled "Why I Like Java EE ", but it ends with: "EGL
removes the complexity of these technologies so that you can focus on the
business issues. That's why I believe EGL and RDi SOA comprise the next
great development tool for the i."

Where did the Java go?

You cannot keep representing EGL as Java. Synon was never sold as RPG. For
that matter, since EGL produces COBOL, why don't you write an article about
"Why I like COBOL"?


On 9/3/08 1:53 PM, "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Shannon ODonnell wrote:
Hi Richard,

I liked your "Why I Like .Net" article in the Sep 08 issue of System iNews.

Hit all the highlights of .Net for an RPG programmer pretty well I thought.

Whether a person chooses to use .Net or .NOT, it's still good to have the
information available to you in a succinct article like this so you can make
an informed decision.

I'd like to see the exact same article, only written by Joe P. about EGL
Be good to have each for comparison.

Good job!
Well, I did write the same article - Why I Like Java EE:

In it, I talk about using EGL tooling to create Java EE applications.

This was the whole point of the Java vs. .NET Face-Off, which you might
recall caused a bunch of ruckus a while back, because we said "Java" not
"Java EE" and were accused of false advertising.


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