08-31-2017 09:32 PM
PS. Display manager, DM, and SAS windowing environment all refer to the same thing.
09-01-2017 02:30 AM
Old to new:
Sas Windows (DMS)
Best to worst (balance of technical vs functionality):
Preferred by seasoned SAS users:
Pick your platform. If I had my druthers, I would use EG. Best mix, powerful, sharp developers, etc. SAS Studio looks really good but early loaf in oven. Try it out and watch the progress. Long-term? Probably the winner but could be a bit out. DMS is like ISPF. Takes some getting used to so I wouldn't try unless you are a seasoned SAS pro. It is not better, just an old security blanket a lot of us like.
My opinion, YMMV.
09-01-2017 10:18 AM
My feeling, personal opinion only, is that we're going to see DM start to fall by the wayside, as it needs to be kept current for multiple platforms, which is a tremendoius expense.
EG and Studio have very similar concepts underlying them. I wouldn't be surprised if we see them start to merge, with EG being the fat client, more functionality version (simply because you can do more with a Windows fat client), and Studio becoming what you use when all you have is access to a browser. I think an investment in learning either of them will be well worth it.