A friend of mine  is a .Net Web developer.  I asked him what kind of an impact 
AJAX had on him.   He replied that it posed a number of problems.  .Net 
developers rely on MS  Visual Studio to integrate and simplify the complex 
nature of .Net, where the  WYSIWYG design surfaces and components are 
intrinsically geared  around traditional browser page & database access 
methods.  AJAX doesn't  fit, precisely into his existing applications, and 
incrementally adding pieces  of AJAX has been problematic.  He indicated that 
Microsoft was releasing  additional components based on AJAX.  Some .Net 
developers are going with 3rd  party libraries.  It seems that when there is 
tight coupling between your  WYSIWYG tools, your database access methods, 
session management, screen I/O,  configuration files, and so forth, a new UI 
paradigm can be quite disruptive to  developers.

Nathan Andelin

  



----- Original Message ----
From: albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 6:48:53 AM
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Ruby On Rails on the iSeries

I think that is the direction I am going more and more.  Just develop my own
libraries for what I need but keep most things in raw form.  Otherwise you
have to wait for the next version of the framework to catch up to what is
currently going on in the web world (i.e. how long will it be till AJAX is
adequately implemented in the frameworks? - by adequately I mean it isn't a
pain in the butt to work with and isn't a pain to work around in case there
are areas that just don't fit in the frameworks box) 

This past month we have been contracted to do some RPG CGI development
(CGIDEV20 and I am kinda enjoying it because I don't have to mess around
with MySQL/Hibernate and I don't have to deal with the mess of framework
"events" that are supposed to help me but often times cause just as much
trouble.

Good points Mike.

Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com 






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