We all know we need to program for the Web, but we hear all kinds of stories about how hard Web languages are. This article compares two of the most popular options.
Written by Joe Pluta
The Web beckons. The green-screen has been more than adequate for years, even decades, but the pressure for something more modern keeps building. If you don't figure out how to expose your business logic via some sort of browser-based user interface, the Windows crowd is going to demand a GUI solution. That means the business logic starts migrating away from RPG. Not long after that, the database itself follows, and it's goodbye IBM i. So you need a Web solution and you need it now, but how do you get there? Today I'll compare the fundamental characteristics of the two most popular options for the IBM i community.
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In 7.1, you have a new option that allows you to use the alias names in externally described data structures.
Written by Gina Whitney
Right after my first child was born, I remember admiring him and trying to decide what his name should be. My husband and I had four names picked out, and we liked the combination of any two. We wanted to make sure that our son had the right name. After all, studies show that your name can affect your self-concept—how effective, attractive, and valued you feel. It also affects the way you behave, your personality, and others' impressions of you. So we knew that we had an important decision to make and took it seriously. Names are not only important for people, but for products and other things too.