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IBM System i Application Modernization: Building a New Interface to Legacy Applications

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 22 September 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738494844
ISBN-13: 9780738494845
IBM Form #: SG24-6671-00

Authors: Aleksandr Nartovich, Guenther Hartung, Rolf Andre Klaedtke, Elena Lowery, Estela McCarty and Els Motmans

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    This IBM Redbooks publication examines many different alternatives for accessing your IBM System i legacy applications. It provides recommendations for selecting different tools and technologies based on your existing environment and the goals that you are trying to achieve. It covers the IBM WebSphere -based solutions, such as IBM Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) and JavaServer Faces (JSF), as well as rich-client and PHP solutions.

    The parts of this book are designed for company CIOs, architects, and developers. Within these parts, this book provides guidance for those who are selecting the most suitable alternative for their existing IT environment. This book also demonstrates the process of creating a sample application using a specific technology. For those who are interested in a more detailed information, this book points to other publications and online materials.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Looking at the alternatives

    Chapter 1. Why you should consider new application interfaces

    Chapter 2. Modernizing System i legacy applications: Common business scenarios

    Part 2. Using IBM solutions

    Chapter 3. Host Access Transformation Services

    Chapter 4. The IBM WebFacing Tool

    Part 3. Designing a new user interface

    Chapter 5. Before you create a new user interface

    Chapter 6. Application architecture, design, and implementation

    Chapter 7. Designing a Web services interface

    Chapter 8. Designing a JavaServer Faces-based interface

    Chapter 9. Designing a portlet client

    Chapter 10. Designing a rich-client interface

    Chapter 11. Designing a PHP client

    Appendix A. Additional material


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