First, they have to fix the IDE or nobody is going to continue to build new
apps for the 400.
Second, they need to add in the capability to generate starter-code
applications. I was working on this feature for CodeStudio but when I
decided nobody in the 400 market spends money on 3rd-party IDE's I stopped
that effort.
Third, they have to realize that we just want it to work easily, quickly and
without the typical 50 additional "you just need to do this" steps.

Here it is 2005 and IBM's IDE for everything (i.e., WDSc) is no where near
the capability of Microsoft's own Visual C++ editor from 10 years ago. 
What's the problem?  Too many developers (at IBM) working on tools for
platforms for which they have little to no experience writing code. Too many
platforms to support therefore they support all of them badly.
I am sooooo tired of that "In the next release we're doing this..." line. 
IBM should change its traditional tag line from:
 "IBM, Think!" 
"IBM, We're thinking about it!"
-Bob Cozzi


-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jon Paris
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 12:42 PM
To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WEB400] RE: Opinions Wanted

 >> What's your definition of "support" of CGIDEV2?

Whatever you and the others on the list want it to be.  I was specifically
asking what they do it terms of tools/compilers that would ease the
development of CGIDEV2 type apps.

 >> What's your definition of "support" of WebSphere?

What they are currently doing in WDSC.

 >> What's IBM doing on one that they aren't doing on the other?

One (CGIDEV2) they constantly bad mouth and attempt to shut down the web
site.  The other (WAS) is an alter at which all marketing and support
dollars are deposited.

Jon Paris

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