Totally agree.  In fact I used a web-based screen as the model for this 5250 program.  The design goal is to consume .json with 5250 and to present a more modern user experience.

My thinking is that 5250 shops with no intentions of going away from a text-based system can, and probably should, consider efforts to move past 1980's cram-the-screens-with-data and do-it-all-at-once workflow models.  Dropdown boxes, push buttons, scrollbars, and other mouse-friendly features are no longer radical new cutting edge ideas.

A few days ago I asked if anyone is still writing 5250 programs and was assured that yes, it's still happening in a big way. Therefore, it appears to me that finding ways to bring 5250 into the 1990s, if not the 21st Century, is a reasonable goal.

Plus it keeps me out of the back alleys and beer halls.  I had fun doing this.


On 11/26/2019 10:17 AM, Raul Jager wrote:
It is a great job, only it looks kinda "old fashion"

Most of the same logic can be used to present an equivalent web screen.

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