Late last year, IBM released Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) as an open-source Eclipse project called EGL Development Tools (EDT). Big Blue still has a for-charge EGL product called Rational Business Developer (RBD), and it retains features such as COBOL generation that IBM doesn't intend to bring over to the open-source world. (For more on the announcement, see the iPro Developer blog post "EGL Goes Open Source".) In this article, I discuss why most IBM ...

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