I'm not complaining when I compare WDSCi to other GUI IDE's, but to itself.

When editing a DDS source, the outline auto-updates.
When editing RPGLE, it doesn't.

When editing java, you get content-assist as much as you want (and then some).
When editing RPGLE, you just a lot less.

Same IDE, different behavior. Grrrr

Peter Colpaert
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-----Original Message-----
From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wdsci-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
Sent: woensdag 26 augustus 2009 16:22
To: Websphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] justifying RDi when WDSCi 'still works'

Kelly, you may have seen my other post in this thread where I said
is no reason to switch from WDSC to RDi *if your pushback is based
solely on price/benefit*. However, it's my contention that you as a
developer not only need to move to RDi, but you need a seat of RDi-SOA
in the house as well (because you get all the great web stuff in

First, WDSC (and thus RDi) is much more productive than SEU. Whether
it's colored source, more lines per page, Outline view, content assist,
you name it it's better in the GUI tools. Yes, folks complain about
this feature or that not being there, but that's compared to other GUI
tools, certainly not to SEU. SEU, in a word, sucks. Yes, it's
functional, yes, it's fast, but so is Notepad. Why don't you write
word processing documents in Notepad?

Second, it's not that expensive. It'RDi is $700 for the initial
and $140 bucks a year per seat. Are you not worth that? I mean
seriously, if you save 40 hours in a year, you've more than paid for
cost of the seat, no? I guarantee you can save an hour a week just
using the Search capabilities.

Third, get one seat of RDi-SOA and start playing with the GUI. I'm
starting a project that I'll be blogging about over at the EGL Cafe
where I am going to use RDi-SOA in my spare time to create some web
applications. I do mean my spare time - I have a full-time gig and a
five-year-old starting kindergarten. I'll be lucky to get a few hours
week for this project. But I'll be writing web applications and at
least some of them will use *only* the Apache server and no WebSphere
all. You might want to get the trial version of RDi-SOA and follow
along; I absolutely believe that anybody on this list will be able to
write some very cool web applications without a whole lot of time

Anyway, enough for now. I gotta go meet the boy's new teacher.



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