in our shop, we should decide what language to use for modernizing our application RPG (many of us have only experience with RPG); I have made some tests with EGL and I have to say that I find it simple to use and with a lot of functionalities. Among my colleagues, some would prefer PHP and other C #; I understand that probably they are different tools from EGL, in as for the end to use PHP you have to buy ZEND and perhaps some other Framework for C #. As already says, according to me EGL is a good product, however I have these doubts:
1 - How EGL is diffused / used ?
2 - IBM, for how long will it still implement him/it, will it support ?
3 - if I made searches on sites as "iprodeveloper" or "Code400" (sites for iSeries), for PHP a lot of news is found, while for little EGL
4 - the site http://iseriesegl.wordpress.com /, has not been updated since February 2013 anymore!! (even if there are many useful articles)
5 - in the site http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/products/egl/egldoc.html#Documentation, the most recent document, goes up again to 2008!!
I would be gratefull, if you, that have more experience of me, could helpme to understand :
1 - which the advantages of EGL are in comparison to PHP (with Zend) and / or in comparison to C # (there is anybody that has used these languages/tools in past and now has adopted EGL?)
2 - Which answer for the 5 points above listed?
Thanks to all for the help.