EGL, now open source, continues to gain ground at IBM and is central to many newly enhanced Rational development tools.
Written by Chris Smith
If it were common knowledge that applications written in EGL ran two, three, four times as fast as those written natively in RPG or COBOL, or even Java, wouldn't programmers be just a little more interested in trying EGL for their next development project? But what happens when you, as a programmer, spend a lot of time writing an application—and it turns out to be a dog? Well, you look bad. And people think—"They sure put the wrong person on that job!" And then your boss starts to look bad, and he or she says—"Why the heck did you let me buy into that rapid application development myth anyway?"