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IBM Too Big to Succeed?
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Published: 10 Jun 2014
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Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours 47 minutes ago

Dunno bout the skylark but prefer the vette. Not so for seu vs rdi/rdp, I'll choose the latter any day. Major downside for my choice is price.in my opinion rd* should be free of charge. Due to this I mainly use wdsc, the last free version to be precise. Old as it may be, it does the job I require. Sure it would be nice to have visual studio for rpg but it does not exist, yet. So, I'm probably missing the point of your comment or you are including your own ide in the next version of your bob-ware.    

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 6 months 3 days 1 hours 50 minutes ago

cool Nope, just bitchin' and moaning that a $100 billion company can't do what a guy in his garage did 20 years ago. Frustrating to keep paying for updates or SWMA and not have any new features or bug fixes.

Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 6 months 1 days 3 hours 29 minutes ago

...very much like ms office, you pay for a gulfstream and use it as a piper cup while you could have used libre office instead. A rather personal question if you don't mind: do you have a garage?   :-)

Posted by: neilrh
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Jackson, MI
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 6 months 1 days 49 minutes ago

For one simple reason...

SEU is "stable" at V6, and as such is a PITA when using more recent built-in functions and other features, as the syntax checker thinks the new stuff is in error.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 6 months 5 hours 19 minutes ago

Welcome back Neil!

I agree, it is a PITA that they froze it at V6 and then added like 2 new features in V7 (%PARMNUM and %SCANRPL) so that using them gives you that lovely DSPATR(RI) false alarm. But on the other hand, it is good for making sure you don't exceed your target releases when V5R4 or V6R1 is the target.

Posted by: GFuste
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Jacksonville, FL
Comment on: IBM Too Big to Succeed?
Posted: 4 years 5 months 25 days 8 hours 6 minutes ago
Edited: Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 at 09:21:16 (1637 days ago)

30 years of programming and development on the "midrange" platform and I can still code anything faster using SEU than RAD/Rdi or whatever the flavor is now.  Yes the GUI app has some neat features and that's good.  But my biggest gripe is all of the plug-ins.  Case in point, RTC (Jazz).  Every time a new version comes out for RAD it's either compatible or not compatible with RTC.  The constant battles and frustrations of seeing compatible code go bad after an upgrade is simply annoying.  I guess this is the fallout of the modern world we live in now where software releases (for the better? haha) are a constant scourge and source of revenue that do more harm than good. 

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
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Posted: 4 years 5 months 13 days 5 hours 57 minutes ago

If SEU did not exist, or more accurately, PDM, I would have to build them myself in order to continue to do development for this platform. I use RDi all day, every day, and its fine for editing. But compiling and projects (a set of related source code that is to be compiled to a specific library and in a specific way) are not at all intuitive nor are they "smart". I've been using Visual Studio for 20+ years and it was Smart on Day 1. IBM let MS Access and most other database systems catch up to DB2 over the last two decades, you'd think they would have at least caught up to what MS was doing 25 years ago when it comes to the IDE.

Posted by: neilrh
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Jackson, MI
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Posted: 4 years 5 months 1 hours 52 minutes ago

I agree - while I'm predominately bashing code in RDi. When it comes to compiles, moving source to production, etc, I'm still solidly in green screen world.