Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:23:11 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS AF application is not supported in SAS EG?
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Jack Hamilton posted the following:
> There's a lot of fun in writing web front ends to SAS, and you can
> even use the knowledge for something else later.
> We used SAS/Intrnet (application broker and htmSQL) a lot at First
> gives you.
We have couple dozen production SAS/IntrNet web apps here at SAS Mecca. Consequently, I have noticed two phenomena. First, some SAS programmers have felt that their "programming careers" have been rejuvenated because they get to do web work in addition to SAS programming. So, they learn a new skill set that widens their overall programming acumen.
Secondly, we can split out the work on large projects between web developers and SAS programmers. The web developers do what they do best in designing, testing, and implementing the web pages and the SAS programmers do what they do best in creating macro-tized programs that munch and crunch data; returning the relevant result sets. The two groups intersect efforts at the junction of which "secret" information the web page needs to send to SAS/IntrNet. Everybody is happy in their respective roles and good products result.
So, SAS/IntrNet can be a blast to work with and an asset to an organization's web presence.
Jack, best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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