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

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 23 September 2002, updated 23 September 2002

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ISBN-10: 073842577X
ISBN-13: 9780738425771
IBM Form #: SG24-6600-00

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

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    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


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