WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries: Bringing New Life into 5250 Applications

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 September 2002, updated 23 September 2002

cover image

ISBN-10: 073842577X
ISBN-13: 9780738425771
IBM Form #: SG24-6600-00
(294 pages)

More options

Rate and comment

Authors: Aleksandr Nartovich, Wilfried Blankertz, Camille Paquay, Pentti Rasanen, Claus Weiss


Whether you want to write your own Web applications or move existing applications to the Web, IBM lets you do this with a number of host access products. The newest addition is the IBM WebFacing Tool – part of the new WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries (Development Studio Client). The WebFacing Tool converts existing Data Description Specifications (DDS) into Java artifacts that are deployed in an application server. With the WebFacing Tool, existing iSeries applications require minor or no modifications and are accessible from the Web and iSeries display devices.

This IBM Redbooks publication discusses WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries, the WebFacing Tool, and several more powerful tools, which include:

- WebSphere Studio Site Developer Advanced: The new integrated development environment (IDE) for developing applications. It offers the unique ability to add new features in the form of plug-ins.

- Cooperative Development Environment (CODE): Workstation- based tool that supports the development of applications in many different host languages, including RPG and Java.

- VisualAge RPG: Allows you to create and maintain client/server applications on the workstation.

- IBM Distributed Debugger: Lets you detect and diagnose errors in code developed with OS/400 Integrated Language Environment (ILE) and Original Program Model (OPM) languages and Java.

Table of contents

Part 1. Navigating the WebSphere maze
Chapter 1. What is under the WebSphere umbrella
Chapter 2. Creating applications for iSeries: A new set of tools
Chapter 3. New GUI framework

Part 2. Installation and configuration
Chapter 4. Setting up the iSeries environment
Chapter 5. Setting up the client environment

Part 3. Working with iSeries applications on a workstation
Chapter 6. Introduction to the sample applications
Chapter 7. iSeries extensions (plug-ins) in Development Studio Client
Chapter 8. Working with CODE
Chapter 9. Introduction to VisualAge RPG

Part 4. Bringing your existing applications to the Web
Chapter 10. WebFacing Tool
Chapter 11. iSeries Web development tools in Development Studio Client
Chapter 12. XML is everywhere

Part 5. Appendixes
Appendix A. Additional material

Follow IBM Redbooks

Follow IBM Redbooks