Ajax with the example function I published last month in my MCPressOnline.com
article, is like having a BUTTON on a nuclear bomb to detonate it. "Easy".

I don't find AJAX difficult at all, just new techniques. 
Net.Data? Now that's one for the history books. It was good for its day, but
pointless to learn, use or admire in 2006.

-Bob Cozzi
www.RPGxTools.com
RPG xTools - Enjoy programming again.


-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Matt.Haas@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 12:24 PM
To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do I create a web page that....

Isn't telling someone who doesn't know who to write a web application to
use AJAX a little like asking a first grader to build a nuclear bomb?
Yes, the results will be pretty cool if he pulls it off but chances are
he'll just pretty frustrated.

Charles -- I think your first question should be: How do I write a web
app? Net.Data is easy, RPG CGI (regardless of how you do it: API's,
CGIDEV2, etc...) is more work but you have more control. Unless you know
Java, I wouldn't think about WebSphere. I would be very surprised if you
can't find a simple example either in this list's archives, the archives
for RPG400-L, or Ignite/400's (http://www.ignite400.org) mailing list
archives. There are plenty of Net.Data examples on Ignite/400's site,
BTW.

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Bob Cozzi
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:02 PM
To: 'Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do I create a web page that....

I think I gave you a recommendation... RPG World (www.rpgworld.com)

-Bob Cozzi
www.RPGxTools.com
RPG xTools - Enjoy programming again.


-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf
Of Wilt, Charles
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:45 AM
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do I create a web page that....

Bob,

Ajax was an option I was considering, I know of it and have an idea of
what it can do, but I've never worked with it.

Any recommendations on where to start?

Thanks,

Charles Wilt
--
iSeries Systems Administrator / Developer
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
ph: 513-573-4343
fax: 513-398-1121
  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Cozzi
> Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 12:31 PM
> To: 'Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries'
> Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do I create a web page that....
> 
> I'm teaching a class on AJAX and RPG at RPG World in May. You 
> may find something
> you can use in that class, if you're attending 
> In general, you send the first item and qty to the server/cgi 
> rpg program and
> get XML back from it. Then, using JavaScript, you write to a 
> <DIV> or <SPAN> to
> insert a new line of text--probably with the item, qty, 
> description, and price.
> Then you position the cursor into the entry box.
> You can use the OnBlur() function or add an "Enter" button to 
> the input form,
> which ever you prefer. 
> I just finished some AJAX consulting with a software house 
> that does hospital
> software for the AS/400 and we were able to create a "Google 
> Suggests"-like
> interface by GUI-izing their old green screen apps with a web 
> browser interface
> using AJAX, RPG IV and my CGILIB (in xTools). 
> Ajax is just a collection of related technologies, not a 
> product, so you can do
> the interface without CGILIB or CGIDEV2.
> 
> -Bob Cozzi
> www.RPGWorld.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Wilt, Charles
> Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:03 AM
> To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [WEB400] How do I create a web page that....
> 
> I'd like to create a web page that allows a user to key in an item
> number and a quantity.  When they hit submit, I'd like to clear the
> input boxes to allow the next item to entered and output the just
> entered item underneath the input boxes.
> 
> In other words, the bottom of the web page will be a history of the
> items entered on the web page during the current session.
> 
> The question is what's the easiest/best way to save and output the
> history?
> 
> I can use CGIDEV2, Net.Data or Websphere but I'm new to all of it and
> not sure which environment to choose or how to accomplish 
> outputting the
> history.
> 
> I could of course save the history someplace in the database, but then
> I'd have to deal with figuring out when/how to delete the records and
> determining current session vs. new session.
> 
> Thanks for the ideas,
> 
> Charles Wilt
> --
> iSeries Systems Administrator / Developer
> Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
> ph: 513-573-4343
> fax: 513-398-1121
>  
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