here here..... As Always, Robert G. Owens Programmer/Systems Admin. Concord Fabrics, Inc owensr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "nec scire fas est Omnia" it is not Gods will, We should know all -----Horace------- ----- Original Message ----- From: "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries" <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 12:12 PM Subject: RE: [WEB400] Opinions Wanted > Since you're asking for opinions... <G> > > IBM has WAY TOO MANY approaches to the web for the iSeries. Let's see, > if I've got it right, the IBM party line has been: use CGI, no, use > Net.Data, no, use CGIDEV2, no, use WebFacing, no, use HATS, no, use > iSeries access for the Web, um, no use a third party tool, um, no let's > get PHP or something like that, no, lets use... > > The massive number of options has done nothing but cause confusion and > paralysis as people try to figure out what's the best option, and will > there be a better one next week? > > Every company has limited development dollars, and IBM is no different. > 100% of their web development dollars should go into making a _single_ > approach to the web the best it can be. I think that single approach is > JSP, either w/WebSphere or Tomcat (or both.) The party line becomes > simple, "if you're going to the web with your iSeries, use JSP" no > questions, no confusion, simple. The discussion then becomes focused on > how to best develop JSP solutions, and IBM has only one place to spend > development dollars (plus they get a boost from the general JSP > community) > > I'm purposely staying with iSeries-native solutions here and not looking > at off-iSeries stuff (Microsoft), but let me point out one thing from > the MS world. As huge as the MS world is (and it's huge compared to > iSeries) there is ONE SINGLE APPROACH to the web, use ASP.NET. No > confusion, no qualification, no ambiguity, just a consistent message. > > -Walden > > ------------ > Walden H Leverich III > President & CEO > Tech Software > (516) 627-3800 x11 > WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.TechSoftInc.com > > Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur. > (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.) > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: web400-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:web400-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf > Of Jon Paris > Sent: Thursday, 27 January, 2005 18:06 > To: web400 > Subject: [WEB400] Opinions Wanted > > IBM's "WebSphere or nothing" approach and suggesting that more people > would > update more applications if IBM would support CGI (CGIDEV2 and other > options) within the tools to give people a lower cost of entry to the > web > world. > > As part of the piece I'd like to include some specific, and preferably > practical, suggestions as to enhancements that IBM could make. > > Any suggestions? > > Jon Paris > Partner400 > www.Partner400.com > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list > To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 > or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/web400. > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list > To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 > or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/web400. >
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