I agreed with Joe that RPG is not going to go away.  People that think RPG is 
old or out dated because it can only produce a green screen (which is true 
unless you are using VRPG).  User are not going to care whether the application 
is written in RPG, VB, C, C++, Java or whatever.  All they know is green screen 
is old.
RPG is a powerful business language (Try to rewrite your invoicing system in 
java and see what kind of crapie code you going to endup with).

With that said, (Joe might have to correct me on this, I'm not a web/gui guy) I 
think RPG shop should start thinking about  replacing DDS with HTML (View) and 
use java as the controller (Servlet or whatever) the call RPG program that 
actual doing the work.  Yes, it cost money and green screen is working just 
fine.  If that is the case in your shop, stay in green (noting is wrong with 
it).  All I try to said is that, you don't need to get rid of a perfect good 
language to go gui.

-----Original Message-----
From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 6:57 PM
To: 'RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: New RPG programmers

I'm not worried about it, though.  If the coming generations don't learn
RPG, that doesn't mean RPG will go away.  Be serious.  There are
BILLIONS of lines of RPG out there that aren't going to be rewritten or
replaced any time soon.  So instead, it will mean that my RPG abilities
(especially when coupled with my Java, HTML and JavaScript capabilities;
not to mention the fact that I can design a database) will make me one
valuable commodity.

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