This article is designed to get you interested in using jQuery, using plugins, and being a better developer for your customers, users, and bosses.
Written by Jan Jorgensen
As I've mentioned a few times before, I like a web interface that acts like a real interface—you know, applications written in C, Objective-C, or Java. This is something that RPG, in my opinion, is really missing, and it doesn't seem that IBM will ever change the language to be a real "web" language.
So if you're sitting at your IBM i and wanting to create an application running in a web browser, what can you do?
Use LightSwitch and a SQL Server proxy to build DB2 for i-based web apps.
Written by Michael Sansoterra
In my TechTip "Build Web Apps with the Flip of a LightSwitch", I introduced Microsoft LightSwitch and discussed how it can be used to build mobile-friendly web applications. Because it's a rapid application development (RAD) tool, the increased productivity of churning out simple applications and maintenance screens makes LightSwitch an attractive tool, even for developers who don't have much experience with .NET or web development.
Using the Newer Clients for Accessing IBM i – Good for Security or Not
In this session, Carol is pleased to be joined by long-time friend Tim Rowe – Business Architect for Systems Management and Application Development - from IBM in Rochester, MN. Tim and Carol will be discussing the security ‘pros and cons’ of the newer strategic clients that are available for accessing IBM i – including mobile, IBM i Access Client Solutions and i Access for the Web as well as a discussion on recently discovered vulnerabilities and exploits that may – or may not - affect these clients.