January 14, 2004 Raymond Everhart
SQL has been available on the AS/400 and iSeries for years. When SQL was first introduced, it was not widely embraced, because of limitations and performance concerns. Since then, IBM has improved SQL on the AS/400 and iSeries so dramatically that in some cases it outperforms “native” RPG and COBOL record-level access. In spite of the many improvements, many programmers have not yet explored what SQL can do for them.
What about you? Can you be persuaded, in just a few short paragraphs, to use SQL? Let me start by saying that SQL is just another programming language. Like all