But I'm not bitter. Nope, not me.
You're not bitter like Bob Cancilla. After IBM shed EGL, he went on about a
5 year rampage spewing vitriol against IBM, and especially against RPG
developers. But it wasn't just RPG developers who rejected EGL, as EGL was
JSF developers, HTML developers. It was designed to be one language and one
language environment to rule them all. Actually, one platform to rule them
all. Some might argue that it was overly-scoped, like IBM's San Francisco
At the time that the EGL team was trying to attract HTML designers and
were multiplying like rabbits. The EGL team simply did not have control
over it, nor could they keep pace.
In regard to the RPG community, Barbara Morris, Scott Klement, Jon Paris,
and others had a much better pulse on those developers than the EGL team.
In trying to shield developers from SQL, the EGL team was going against the
grain of IBM's database teams, and a world-wide community.