I don['t think he was advocating anything of the sort. There is no reason why abandoning 5250 should mean duplication of business rules. Heck they shouldn't be embedded in 5250 apps anyway. They should be enforced via the database or through stored procedures or procedures called from java/JS/PHP/whatever.

5250 doesn't have any useful features that I can think of that cannot be implemented on other platforms.

I advocate for our platform daily and want to see it remain relevant. That means for the most part ignoring 5250 in new development.


On Dec 31, 2019, at 1:07 PM, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So, you advocate for business rules enforcement be across several variants? RPG, Java, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, .net, etc? When a business rule is modified several varying interfaces all need to be changed, tested, and synched?

I am not against the new stuff out there; I embrace it. On the other hand I see nothing being gained by requiring that enhanced 5250 designs and features be ignored and ridiculed.

This is our platform; if _we_ don't advocate for it why would anyone else?

As a matter of interest ( I have no idea of the facts)... Are there still lots and lots of 5250 sessions out there, running day after day? Or has 5250 usage become insignificant?


On 12/31/2019 6:52 AM, Raul Jager wrote:
We can make our living producing the same results in web pages.
The same up to a point, because in web we can deliver much more than in
5250, and also prettier and more "like people is used to" in modern systems.
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