• Subject: Re: Code/400
  • From: "Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:20:07 -0500

Buck,

Exactly!

Bob Cozzi
www.rpgiv.com


----- Original Message -----
From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@commsoft.net>
To: <RPG400-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 7:29 AM
Subject: RE: Code/400


> VaRPG targets the PC - Windows environment.  If your RPG/400 folks try to
> write Windows applications without any Windows GUI training, they will
> certainly find that the RPG is not the hard part - the GUI is.  All that
GUI
> stuff that you take for granted (scroll bars, resizing, centering, colour
> palette, drop-down menus, adapting to multiple screen resolutions, storing
> user preferences and so on) need to be programmed in.  I don't know about
> your programmers, but I had to find out the hard way that my VaRPG
> applications didn't work at all like other Windows apps!  Get the Windows
> standards book and study existing Windows apps.
>
> Buck Calabro
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joep Beckeringh
> > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 1999 5:33 PM
> > To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: Re: Code/400
> >
> > > 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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