A few weeks ago I’ve installed the ACE XML Gateway and got immediately upset that almost all configuration is web-based. Furthermore, you have to change the configuration on the manager (using a web browser), compile it and download it to the gateways.
The simple explanation for my feelings might be that I’m simply too old (or too spoiled by Cisco IOS), but I’ve tried to rationalize them and found several very good reasons why CLI is better than GUI. What are your thoughts?
The post in Fragments has already earned me another affectionate nickname from Red Pineapple. On top of holy cow (not to mention Pineapple Certified Religious Bovine Professional) I became telnet jockey. On a more serious note, I agree with him on the need of visualization, but most GUIs I’ve seen look more like eye candy than a useful visualization tool.