RBD 7.1 (EGL/JSF tooling) was released today.

Some of the more interesting new features from a System i perspective are:

-- I5/OS Integrated Application Server support: Generated Java web
applications can now be deployed to the i5/OS Integrated Application

-- I5/OS Data Queues and Data Areas support: These resources can now
be accessed through the use of new EGL functions.

-- Text User Interface applications: Language elements and tools
provide the ability to write traditional 5250 or 3270 character based
user interface programs.

-- Enhanced security: EGL applications can now include user sign-on
capability to restrict access to resources only to authorized users,
through new EGL support for access to JNDI/LDAP directory data and
enablement of both Container-managed and Application-managed security.

-- ILE service procedures invocation: EGL can now invoke native i5/OS
ILE service procedures.

You can read more about it at
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/business/. Looks
like they've really packed a lot into this release and have definately
shown their support of the System i. Maybe Joe Pluta will be kind
enough to share some info since he's been using it for a while. It
will take me a day or two just to get it all downloaded and installed.
How about it Joe, what's your favorite new enhancement, the ILE
procedure invocation?

Kind regards,

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