What do you tell them when they say: "Where's .Net ?" :-)

I still like i just like you guys, but language equality will not draw developers to a platform.

They'll say: "I can develop on my desktop PC or Linux server. Why should I develop on an i ?"

Just sayin.. Platform isn't enough any more.

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
Where Information Meets Innovation
Document Management, Workflow, Report Delivery, Forms and Business Intelligence
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoftware.com
Tel: (952) 736-5800
Fax: (952) 736-5801
Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT

------------------------------

message: 6
date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:06:49 -0600
from: Pete Helgren <pete@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [WEB400] Getting a pulse for Ruby On Rails on i

Shoot, *I* can answer that: "Because it is there!". Well, no, actually, it is more of the IBM i platform being a secure, high performing server that can run all the latest languages and frameworks. If we are going to attract the under 40 set, we need to have a server platform that can natively run all the latest technologies "out of the box". Of your list of languages, only PHP and perhaps .Net would be attractive to the younger crowd. But Ruby and other languages and Rails and other frameworks are at the edge of forward thinking programmers. IBM i shouldn't be lagging, it should be leading when it comes to these programming options (IMHO).

Pete Helgren
Value Added Software, Inc
www.petesworkshop.com
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java



This thread ...

Follow-Ups:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].