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State of the Tech: Web Application Servers

Which Web Application Server makes sense in today's technology landscape? You might be surprised.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

The concept of a Web Application Server (WAS) has been around for a long time and has seen a lot of evolution. Earliest WAS implementations grew out of the attempt to use HTML, designed primarily as a way to serve static data on request, as a way to provide business application functionality. This can be done only if the requests can serve up dynamic data. In the end, this means touching a database of some kind, so perhaps the simplest definition of a Web Application Server is a method of allowing a user with a browser to interact with a database using business logic. We can come up with edge conditions and extreme cases, but in the line of business that we midrange programmers support, that characterization is almost universally applicable. This article will explore the state of today's technology as it pertains to that description of WAS.

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Integrated Web Services Server for IBM i

The integrated Web services server makes creating ILE-based Web services as easy as 1-2-3 (well, almost as easy)!

nadir_amra.jpgdan_hiebert.jpgBy Nadir Amra and Dan Hiebert

You've all heard the hype surrounding Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). You possibly have done some research and probably got overwhelmed by the amount of information out there and may have begun to doubt that this stuff can benefit your business. Or maybe you wanted to prototype some business function using Web services and wondered how you can implement Web services on IBM i without having to hire a cadre of consultants.

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Application Server Architectures

Web application serving is now a given, but which server architecture is the best? Read on to find out.

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Global Data Synchronization Network: An Update

What happened in 2005 and what's coming in 2006?

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WebSphere Application Server Express V6 for iSeries: What's New

Quickly develop, deploy, and manage Web applications.

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WebSphere Application Server V6 Announced

IBM delivers new features and new scalability for the venerable Web Application Server.

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WebSphere and iSeries Together

It just makes sense.

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Architecting for Change--The Message-Based Server

Message-based client/server applications can keep up with your evolving business needs.

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