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.