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November 10, 2010 | Volume 5 Issue 11


TOP STORY: Extending EGL to Integrate Other Technologies
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Extending EGL to Integrate Other Technologies

By allowing you to extend EGL to embrace new technologies, IBM has provided the ultimate business programming language and ensured that EGL won't lag behind the technology curve.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from Developing Web 2.0 Applications with EGL for IBM i, published by MC Press.


I know the core focus of this chapter is supposed to be the multi-tiered applications, and instead I've gone a little off the reservation focusing on style and such. Well, let me digress just a tiny bit further, and then I'll get right back to the meat of the discussion. I promise that you'll appreciate this particular side trip, though.


The purpose of this excursion is to introduce the concept of extending EGL to integrate other technologies. EGL, both the basic syntax and the Rich UI, have intrinsic capabilities for extending the language through the use of the ExternalType.


Featured News
CDW Survey: Majority of IT Working to Reduce Energy

CDW has released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT Report based on a July survey of 756 information technology (IT) professionals in the public and private sectors who purchase IT equipment. The survey found that three-quarters of U.S. organizations are working to reduce energy use in IT operations, from the desktop to the data center. Two-thirds of respondents say understanding best practices in energy efficient IT is critical to their profession.


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