• Subject: Re: Code/400
  • From: "Douglas A. Griffin" <degriff@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jul 1999 12:57:30 -0600

If it is GUI you are looking for, then you might want to consider Magic
Software's products.  Their DB2/400 gateway is very impressive in terms of
performance and the 4GL itself is quite robust.  You can even run Magic
programs native on the AS400.  I have used VB quite a bit and only looked
briefly at the two visual RPG products, and none of these seem as productive as
Magic to me.

The language itself, I think is very easy to learn and lives up, for the most
part, to their claim as a rapid application development tool.  Particularly if
you are familiar with the RPG fixed logic cycle.

No, I don't work for them <grin>, but am seriously considering buying some of
their stock.

Doug Griffin
Rexburg, ID

Joep Beckeringh wrote:

> > As for VARPG, in my view it is a waste of effort programmer's time.
>
> Bob,
>
> In our company (still mainly DDS/RPG/CL; most people use terminals) some
> people have just started looking at VARPG.  The main reasons for
> investigation are the possibility to write code in a familiar language and,
> even more important, having a seamless interface to the AS/400 database.
> When you say that you can get better results with Visual C++, Visual Basic,
> Visual Cafe Java and Delphi, how do you interface with DB2/400?  ODBC?
>
> Joep Beckeringh
>
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