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"One of the biggest pieces of
advice I can give is don't spend
lots of time trying to decide how
or where to use open source.
Try it first and see what can be
done. It's often not until people
use the technology do they
see how powerful it really is,"
Gorzinski says. "It's a very small
investment to see the power
and capability that's put at your
fingertips, and then you can
decide which option might be
best for you."
Each language has pluses and
minuses, and companies should
determine which one will best
meet their needs and workloads,
Rathi says. The IBM i and AIX
OSes are focused on continuing
to provide open-source languages
to ensure that clients have the
tools they need to be successful
in their businesses.
"One language might be
better than another in certain
applications. In my experience,
people don't stick to just one
language. They change based on
needs," he says. "We've also seen
that these languages have become
a need more than a choice."