Booth, are you amenable to trying EGL? If not, I won't bother you with the details. But in roughly 12-16 hours, I did the following:

I created a thin client inquiry panel that was entirely driven by a back-end SQLRPGLE program (that took about three hours). I then created a rich client front end for the same query that allows the user to select lines in the list (another three hours) and pop up the details (maybe 5-6 hours, including a second RPGLE program, this one using RLA). The list populates in a couple of seconds, the individual popups are pretty much instantaneous. The detail includes not only master file information but also comments from two additional files. Monday I'll add maintenance capabilities with all validation and database update being done in RPG.

This is all from scratch (including coming up with the naming conventions and so on, which takes a little while, and documenting the created data objects and services) and takes advantage of a WYSIWYG designer (two actually, one for the thin client and one for the Rich UI piece). And I did it all while teaching another programmer how to extend the application.

Oh, and as a little side benefit during the Rich UI phase I also created SOAP services to access the same back-end functions.


This response intrigues me. One of the reasons I want to learn more
about Websphere is that I admit to being an IBM bigot. If I don't
understand the platform's capabilities how can I expect others to
advocate for the platform?

On 3/4/2011 3:13 AM, Kevin Turner wrote:
Are you talking about WAS? I am not sure why you would want all that complexity when there are much simpler ways. Have you looked at CGIDEV2 or Icebreak for example?

-----Original Message-----
From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
Sent: 04 March 2011 05:40
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: [WEB400] Is there a good Tutorial that is current on Websphere?

Is there a good Tutorial that is current on Websphere?

In looking, I am finding pretty stale information, and it occurs to me
that probably those tutorials are no longer relevant or useful.

I am wanting to build an application that resides on the i, serves
dynamic web pages, and allows me to display the fields in a simple keyed
physical file, and an image (also stored on the i)

I would like to develop the application with Rational Developer for the i.

It occurs to me that I am probably making it all too complicated, and
that I might do well to stop, look, and listen.

Booth Martin

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