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I am a full time Linux user, and I avoid the terminal at all costs. If there is a GUI application that will do what I want to do I use that. If there isn't one, I can build one. And PowerShell to me is just as bad. Once in a while use I can understand, but it's 2023 we should be able to have GUI applications for basic functions at this point.

And not everyone is convinced that the web is the best route to go down. GUI applications still play a major part in the ecosystem. In fact I LOVE writing them. I tried for years to break into the web development space especially when it comes to IBM i, but that just hasn't been in the cards. However, I have enjoyed GUI programming for the last few years, and I hope I can continue to do that for time to come.


On 1/19/23 12:55, Daniel Gross wrote:
I agree on your opinion about RDi - best thing that happened to IBM i development. Don't get me wrong, VScode is OK, but I don't get warm with it. Not with Java, not with C# and also not with IBM i development.

But on the 5250 thing, I have a strong other opinion. 5250 is for IBM i what BASH is for Linux or PowerShell for Windows - and even better, because it provides a clean "transactional view" for the applications that run there - not only an uncontrolled data stream.

But let me say it like this - lets not start that "flame war" again, because it has been discussed over and over, and I don't see any progress in this topic. 99.9% of the IT world is now convinced, that anything other that a HTTPS / HTML data stream based UI is old, obsolete, bad and useless - so lets keep it this way.

Just my 2ct.

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