FUD only in the sense that there's no clarity from IBM on DB access layers.

Set up a town hall discussion and lay out the plans for us to have a rock solid open source/PASE DB access mechanism for the go-forward.

Apparently there's a secret plan to improve DB access. In the spirit of being open. Be open..... like Microsoft.

The point about XMLSERVICE is that it appears to be the best that IBM currently has for open language DB access and it's based on basically a POC as you described.

And other db layers are based on libdb400 which you mentioned on Ryver is not thread-safe (unless I misunderstood your commentary), so not sure if it's appropriate for .Net or any of the places libdb400 being used. Clarity on that please since our choices for .Net are currently XMLSERVICE (which works) and libdb400 (which kind of works and might be appropriate).

As you know Calvin is doing his best to synthesize libdb400 for .Net usage. Let's continue to support him.

You also made it sound like IBM is endorsing or maybe just you are endorsing microservice toolsets like ILEusion which are in their infancy as the future of IBMi DB access to be the next gen of DB access. Cool, but not my choice for general DB access only for app specific services that use the underlying DB connectivity. Maybe I misunderstood your comments. If so you can correct me.

How bout just a couple slides with a bullet list on future DB access plans that give all languages riding native on the i equal consistent access.

I want to be the guy supporting my apps, not supporting IBM's database access layers.

As said before I am happy to discuss this over the phone, in a webinar meeting or we can bang away in the forums.

If you give me those directional bullets I would also be happy to put them into a presentation as well.

I just want clarity for me and the developers I'm trying to guide to maximize their usage of IBMi for development so others platforms don't take that away.

Don't be offended if I continue pushing this issue because we need a roadmap for developers to keep them from defecting to other platforms and consistent DB access for IBMi with the built-in database is important.

I didn't know DB2 Connect was spin off..... Interesting.



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I don't understand how any of this complaint ties in to XMLSERVICE or
ILEusion or any of that. As far as I'm concerned, they're completely
separate issues. And I don't understand your point about having to write
your own microservices. In fact a lot of the second half of your rant
seems like total ill-informed FUD, so I'm not going to even bother
responding to it.

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