With the advent of ASNA Wings®, the screen scraper is officially dead! Wings lets you modernize your RPG applications’ user interface without the constraint of the 5250 data stream—but still keep RPG logic and file IO firmly rooted on the IBM platform. No big upfront design or analysis is required and Wings can be learned very quickly. Unlike screen scrapers, all of the display file data is presented to Wings, so there are many ways to further customize the presentation layer.
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Learn how to set up iSeries Access to create PDF print-screen booklets.
Written by Jan Jorgensen
In December, Sam Lennon wrote a useful TechTip about iSeries Access. It made me remember a problem I had to solve for a customer who wanted to do some printing but did not want to spend a lot of money having me create a program.
The customer wanted to have some "print screens" of a subfile list from iSeries Access. He wanted multiple copies, and he wanted to export them to some kind of office package. The solution needed to be easy for the user, and it needed to be inexpensive (downright cheap actually), but besides that, he had no real demands.
IBM is now offering support for a number of popular open-source components to its Eclipse-based rapid application development (RAD) tool.
Written by Chris Smith
With the emphasis on mobile applications and social networking, many shops today are trying to figure out the best way to address these user requirements, the vast majority of them intended for department, branch, or partner access. For most of these needs, a solution running on Lotus Domino can work quite well, and recent enhancements to IBM Lotus Domino Designer mean a developer can create a sophisticated cross-platform Web or mobile application in a matter of days that will impress both users and management.
Can your decision-makers get the data they need quickly and easily?
Written by Mike Stegeman
Do you store your data on different servers throughout your enterprise? Do you use different tools to extract, cleanse, and present the data? Can your decision-makers quickly get the data they need to do their jobs?
As the processes of data access, extraction, and presentation become more complex and costly, you need a solution that lets you access multiple data sources and get answers fast.