Pluta Brothers Design, incorporated in 1998, is a research and implementation company dedicated to the concept of taking today's AS/400 legacy systems and adapting them to work with tomorrow's technologies. We have designed packages that will allow you to add graphical interfaces to existing programs, design new client/server interfaces to your existing database, and merge the two technologies to create powerful, robust network-based applications, on intranets, extranets or the Internet.
Pluta Brothers Design is built on a base of knowledge that spans decades, but has been focused specifically on the issues surrounding the development and deployment of distributed applications for the IBM midrange. The World Wide Web burst upon the public consciousness in the late 1990's, and along with the dot.com boom came a wave of self-proclaimed experts in web application design. But as the succeeding years have made painfully clear, few companies have any real background in distributed business application development and fewer still have knowledge of OS/400 and how to design to its strengths.
We've seen attempts to apply web technologies to legacy iSeries systems. Most fail because very few companies have the breadth and depth of knowledge required to understand the needs of today's iSeries applications. Rather than learn the unique capabilities of the platform, they often attempt to port code that has worked for simple storefront programs with a dozen panels and databases with a few thousand records, and apply that code to applications accessing literally millions of records, using hundreds of sophisticated 5250 screens. It's no surprise that these projects fail. Pluta Brothers Design was established to develop revolutionary new techniques that will merge the strengths of existing legacy systems with the new capabilities of Java and WebSphere on the iSeries, allowing existing applications to gain the power of web access while retaining all their intrinsic value.