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.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.