Thanks very much for your response. Even though we have some canned
program products written in RPG, no, we don't develop nor maintain RPG.
We only develop in multi-platform IBM SAA languages, like REXX or common
marketplace, multi-platform, mature web languages like classic .ASP,
HTML, yes I like style sheets, VB, javascript and can use Java
(WebSphere environment or not) although don't have any skill in Java
yet, will consider other common marketplace, multi-platform, mature


"Brad Stone" <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 5/31/2007 06:50 >>>

First it's important to understand if you're building a web
application, no matter the langauge/tool/etc you use you'll
be buidling dynamic HTML, using Javascript, Stylesheets
(hopefully), etc. All that is the same no matter the tool

For my clients I normally ask if they are an RPG shop. If
so, I suggest CGIDEV2 or my eRPG SDK (
These allow you to write web application using RPG. So,
if you can build them using RPG and green screens, then
this is just changing the delivery method to use the web.
Which requires the knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, etc.


On Wed, 30 May 2007 13:06:45 -0700
"Dave Odom" <Dave.Odom@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What architecture/language/tool would you all recommend
for developing
an in-house web application that provides the following:

- Menu items that allow users to invoke certain limited
i5 commands,
submit specific i5 jobs, invoke specific i5 programs
built in REXX and
other languages under a secondary userid with authorities
- Display current and other user's spoolfiles using
another userid with
- And administrative function that easily allows IS to
grant and revoke
access to specific users to individual menu items built
in the web

What I'm trying to do is:

- build a web application that will allow some very
spoiled users that
have had WAY to many privileges, access to certain
specific capabilities
without giving them all the special authorities
they've had in the past.
- build it with a language or tool that has robust
capabilities but
doesn't take a master to build anything, supports rapid
development, is flexible enough to grow with the needs of
the business,
doesn't cost a arm and a leg, uses a common language for
which there are
human resources easily available on the market

I've done i5 Web applications in .ASP, HTML, Javascript
and can do this
job with those tools once again but there might be a
better mousetrap
out there so thought I'd ask. I have WebSphere and I
think its
Developer tools available on the i5.

Thanks in advance for your advice,

Dave Odom

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