About

Ming Man is a senior manager for a development company. With 20 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.

6 Responses to About

  1. Chan Yii Yat says:

    you should write more about yourself

  2. Vivek Terdal says:

    Thank you….

  3. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions about some future direction for one of our application platforms. Given your background in AS400 and the .NET world you might be able to point me in the right direction.

    • chanmingman says:

      IBM no longer has AS 400. They replaced that by Power System product if I am right. I have not handled Power System so cannot comment much. I have experience with AS 400 is because some old customers are using them and they want the infromation to transform into web application. Back then (2007-2009) they have api for .NET Framework again I am not sure whether they are continung that path.

  4. Yes, they now call the AS400 the iSeries. We have one of the newer 720 boxes. We have been on the AS400/iSeries for the last 16 years and have developed a large application that we are looking to move off the iSeries and want to re-write the application for the .NET world. There is a large batch component to our application. We have major corporations and payroll service bureaus send us their payroll tax data and we process and pay their taxes for them. This includes filing nearly 500 different paper forms with the exacting standards. Many of the Federal, State and local agencies also require filing electronically using a wide variety of transmission methods (FTP, SFTP, REST, etc).
    What tools, languages, frameworks should we be looking at in the .NET world that would help reproduce the application and move it off the iSeries? It seems like a lot of people are in favor of the MVC route, but I don’t see how that architecture helps me produce the forms that I need. There also seems to be a lot of differing opinions here so I am trying to ask a lot of questions to see what people would use to re-write the application and I would value your opinion.

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