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
>
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