• Subject: Re: CodeStudio or CODE/400
  • From: "Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 15:08:12 -0500

Perhaps with the introduction of C++ and the rewrite of VMC (now called
SLIC) in C++, they consider AS/400 to be Object Oriented. When I wrote that
tip of the day, it was still only object-based. :)

Bob Cozzi
www.rpgiv.com


----- Original Message -----
From: Rajeev Asthana <Rajeev_Asthana@paramount.com>
To: <RPG400-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 1999 12:33 PM
Subject: RE: CodeStudio or CODE/400


> Hi Bob,
>
> This question may not relate to the current discussion.
> I found in the "Tips of the day"  that - "AS/400 is an object based
system, and
> not object-oreinted". Is it true?
> Cause if I see the AS/400 Handbook, they say AS/400 is object oriented.
And I
> also feel that it's object oriented and of cource object-based.
> What's your comment?
>
> Thanks,
> Rajeev.
>
>
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>
>
> "Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@rpgiv.com> on 07/02/99 09:01:13 AM
>
> Please respond to RPG400-L@midrange.com
>
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> Subject:  RE: CodeStudio or CODE/400
>
>
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Teff <jteff19@idt.net>
> To: <whynot@rpgiv.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 8:40 PM
>
>
> > Why is your company not using CodeStudio, IBM's CODE/400 or a
competitive
> > product today?
> >
> >    I work for a consulting firm. I own my own laptop, but most do not.
> Even
> > so, most clients will
> >    not let me hookup my laptop to their network. Most will not allow you
> to
> > load your own software
> >    on one of their PCs either. Copying source files to disk to transfer
> > between the client's
> >    system and my laptop forfeits any possible efficiency gains. For a
> hefty
> > $1200 price, there
> >    is no way to justify this expense either for me or my employer. I
would
> > like to say, "Give
> >    consultants a break on the pricing. They can then expose their
clients
> to
> > these tools. It would
> >    be like a promotion." But, I don't really believe that as the
clients,
> > for the most part, will not
> >    let you really use it.
> >
> >    On a personal note, I've either used or demo'd Code/400, CodeStudio
and
> > FlexEdit. I did
> >    not care for FlexEdit as it was too PCish. Both CodeStudio and
Code/400
> > are more
> >    intuitive for AS/400 people. I preferred CodeStudio over Code/400,
but
> > after visiting with
> >    Bob Cozzi at COMMON a while back, I did not feel that CodeStudio was
a
> > top priority. That
> >    made me re-think my decision to purchase at that time. I'll take
> another
> > look at CodeStudio
> >    when the new version (demo) is available and make a decision then.
> >
> > What would it take to get your employer to purchase CodeStudio for your
> > staff?
> >
> >    I personally believe that I could sell the CodeStudio software to my
> firm
> > if I really believed
> >    that it would make them more productive. I don't doubt the tool,
rather
> I
> > doubt that they will
> >   really be allowed to use it at the client sites. The sticker shock for
> > CodeStudio is very much
> >   less than for Code/400!
> >
> > What feature or features would cause you to purchase your own personal
> copy
> > of CodeStudio?
> >
> >    One thing missing from all of the products is an easy to digest way
of
> > learning the product.
> >    If I want to learn other topics, there are a many books available
that
> > make learning easier.
> >    This is not so in the AS/400 world. I realize that the market is
> greater
> > for these other books.
> >    On the other hand, so what. Learning from a reference book doesn't
get
> it
> > done. On-line
> >    help is great, but it needs to be context sensitive. Reading a screen
> > just isn't like reading
> >    a book. A well done book can be both a reference manual and a
learning
> > guide. I know there
> >    are many features of Code/400 that I do not use. But, then I don't
have
> > time to spend trying
> >    to find all of these nuggets either.
> >
> > Joe Teff
> > Information Technology Consultant
> > IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 RPG Programmer
> > Quality Data Systems
> > One Meridian Crossings    Suite 810
> > Minneapolis, MN  55423
> >
> >
>
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