From James Perkins:
Can't say I've been very impressed with it either. Seems like itshouldn't
be that hard to get right. It's all fixed position character basedelements.
It's also painfully slow if you use reference fields. I think NetbeansI don't have any problems with reference fields. In a window. In a
visual editor is far better and it creates complex Java Swing UI.
subfile. No problems at all. And comparing Netbeans to Screen Designer
is apples to kumquats. The Rational JSP designer is quite nice, and the
Rich UI designer is unparalleled. But for knocking out green screens,
RDP works very well.
I don't think IBM really cares and I'm not sure they really should. It'sshould
really not that difficult to hand-code display files and frankly they
probably just die off anyway. Before anyone gets too irritated with me,yes
I realize for pure data entry it's faster, but it's still ugly. :-)Green screens also work remarkably well with scanners and RF devices.
They're eminently suited for places where you don't want your iPad to
I will say I haven't had the problems you described though.
Me neither. I don't know, maybe I'm just used to working with the
tool. I usually make minor modifications in source mode and wholesale
changes in design mode. I switch back and forth between source and
design modes with a single click and it works wonders for me. Can't do
that with SDA.
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