What do you tell them when they say: "Where's .Net ?" :-)leading when it comes to these programming options (IMHO).
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.
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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
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