John,

Which is why I can't understand why IBM hasn't modernized the i and the z to allow one to create Windoz like apps on the same box without any need for a PC to run anything, except of course on the users end.

Dave

john e <jacobus1968@xxxxxxxxxxx> 8/8/2008 07:33 >>>

Richard wrote:

The point of this whole comment. Don't shy away from .Net or Java
technologies because you may have a two server environment. Most of the
time the web server simply runs the web code, but the database still
stays on the "i". Not a bad tradeoff since a web apps code is usually a
few megs. It's all about the database !!


One the advantages of having an as/400 is that you only need one box. This box runs the application and the database. It's also very scalable, this one box, and it can support 1000's of users.

If you split the app server and the db server into two boxes then you have a bottleneck, i.e. the communication of data between these two boxes. So you have to take this into account when designing your application. And if you have lots of users you maybe have to put another windows web application into the mix. Making it all complicated and difficult to manage. Windows is not powerful enough to support a database and application server on one box. The as/400 is designed for this. There is no I/O bottleneck between the applications and the db.

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 22:21:10 -0600
From: richard@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [WEB400] What's the latest thinking of the best two or threewebdevelopment languages/environ...

As an addition to the Apache discussion, .Net applications will run
under Apache on Windows, so you can avoid setting up IIS. This is cool !

This is still probably a two-server scenario of Windows + i, however we
do the same a lot of the time with JSP's as well because performance of
JSP's on iSeries have not always been up to par. Running Tomcat on a
Windows box far outweighs the native iSeries performance.

The point of this whole comment. Don't shy away from .Net or Java
technologies because you may have a two server environment. Most of the
time the web server simply runs the web code, but the database still
stays on the "i". Not a bad tradeoff since a web apps code is usually a
few megs. It's all about the database !!

On the CGI topic, RPG-CGI smokes, but it's harder to find developers
that know RPG+Web than it is to find .Net or JSP coders.

Regards,
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message: 1
date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:07:56 -0500
from: "Aaron Bartell"
subject: Re: [WEB400] What's the latest thinking of the best two or
threewebdevelopment languages/environ...

Apache comes pre-installed on 99% of all AS400 servers in my experience.
It runs "natively" as far as I am concerned as IBM has added their own
hooks outside of the base Apache HTTP server available from
www.apache.org. Note that it simply runs under subsystem QHTTPSVR on
the same hardware that your green screen users are on (i.e. QINTER).

And the Apache server is pretty each to configure for RPG+CGI. Here is
the config I use:

Listen *:8181

DocumentRoot /www/myrxs/htdocs

ScriptAliasMatch ^/MYRXS/(.*) /qsys.lib/MYRXS.lib/$1.pgm


allow from all
order allow,deny
options +ExecCGI


The one thing I believe to be lacking is a "RPG CGI best practices"
book/course that helps you skip past all the yuck stuff that many have
to figure out for themselves (i.e. how do you access tables outside of
the library your RPG CGI is running in?). Brad Stone you listenin' ?
;-)

HTH,
Aaron Bartell


On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Dave Odom
wrote:

Raul,

What if RPG is out of consideration?

Your point about .Net requiring two or more servers caught my eye and
made me wince. But.. if one must use something like Apache for their
environment/language to work, isn't that using two or more servers as
well?

Thanks,

Dave



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