A new set of IBM initiatives aimed at developers and resellers is designed to leverage their investment in industry-specific technologies.
Written by Chris Smith
The world is getting more complicated, and it seems that developers are being called upon to make it simpler—for everyone. IBM says it's trying to make things simpler for developers, who are shouldering the responsibility for making a complex world manageable. As technology accelerates at an ever-increasing pace, developers may feel a little overwhelmed by what is expected of them.
Web-enabling existing applications is just one way to establish your enterprise's Web presence. A second is to custom-build your Internet apps with one of these tools.
Written by John Ghrist
Last July, in "Technology Focus: Facing the Strain: Web-Enablement Tools for System i," we reviewed the solutions available for IBM Power Systems (System i) that can help developers convert legacy apps to the Web. Here, we'll review a second category of tools that can meet this goal—namely, application generators, Interactive Development Environments (IDEs), and application frameworks that facilitate either building Web apps from scratch or using existing apps as templates for Web-friendly ones.