If I had the time and resources, I would *LOVE* to write a listI'm sure the EGL team would love to do a lot of things too. It's not like IBM has dozens of programmers sitting and twiddling their thumbs. Chris had to convince people that his time was well spent on the scheduler. Someone would have to make a business case to IBM that writing EGL Cafe in EGL would make money.
processor the i. I would write the front end and receiver & sender in
java, and the actual list processing in RPG. I've envisioned how it
would work for many years.
This is a tough argument. Progress for the sake of progress. To be honest, the only way I'd see this making sense is if IBM were planning to *market* the EGL Cafe software. Then they'd be able to create a revenue stream that would justify the money spent developing the product.Forums are commodity software, nothing is to be learned by
re-inventing that particular wheel.
Sure there is ... a better way to implement it. Wheels are made to be
re-invented. This is called PROGRESS. If wheels hadn't been
re-invented, then my Escape Hybrid would be running granite tires. :)
That happens no matter what. Hasn't stopped people from building betterBut see, Jive SELLS forum software. Do you think it's in IBM's best interests to get into the forum software market? What IBM *should* do is partner with an ISV to use EGL to develop a forum. That would make the most sense.
wheels. Sure didn't stop Jive software from developing their forum system.
Well, I haven't had a chance to look at the scheduling software youAnd again, we'll have to disagree. I see very little up there that needs custom business logic. Authentication is a commodity service. The database requirements are very simplistic. And while thread management isn't exactly trivial, it doesn't hold a candle to requirements processing or costing or pricing ... or all the stuff we use a business machine for. Our scheduler did online realtime chats, commenting, voting, tagging, and authentication via email. Not to mention rendering. That's the framework for just about everything above.
wrote ... but I would venture to say that most forum systems have a LOT
more 'business' logic in them.
3. Reply processing
4. Thread management
None of these are trivial ... all of them related to the business of
managing a forum. Forums are becoming more and more important to