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


I agree with you and I'm in the same boat (and it's not called Titanic)


Maurice O'Prey

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From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Richard Schoen
Sent: 01 August 2012 20:09
To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Getting a pulse for Ruby On Rails on i

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.

Richard Schoen
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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
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java

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