Wednesday, March 21, 2012
at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, Briar Fox room
in Woodbury, Long Island
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm
A key medium for the dissemination of information is the report. Unfortunately, on our server of choice, reports must either be printed or viewed while still in the spool-queue. Neither is very satisfactory and is at odds with the current industry trend towards modern interfaces. There are some techniques available whereby existing RPG report programs can be easily retrofitted to render data in a browser.
This presentation will progress from turning a green screen report program first into a plain HTML document and then onwards to a feature rich esthetically pleasing and colorful HTML document. To achieve these results, the reader needs only a rudimentary knowledge of the Integrated File System (IFS) and only a cursory knowledge of HTML.
Trevor Seeney is an experienced software developer and technology consultant. Trevor's recent experience has been focused on developing web-faced applications using RPG and PHP against DB2 and MySQL databases. In recently developed applications the emerging technology known as AJAX has been deployed along with the more familiar HTML, ja
Central Park Data Systems
The Internet abounds with available services using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). The process of consuming these services from your programs is a bit tricky, that is until you use one of IBMís latest tools WSDL2RPG, which is a component of Integrated Web Services (IWS). This tool does the heavy lifting for you and sets up an entire environment with a callable RPG service program. And the best part is this V5R4 and above tool is FREE! Refuse to be intimidated! In this session weíll work with the tool and review step-by-step the process of testing and consuming a SOAP web service and displaying its information in a working RPG display program. Learn how you can leverage this technology so your applications can explode beyond your own four walls and gain access to vast information resources on the web in real-time. Here is a great place to start your learning - http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/software/iws/documentation.html
With an IT career spanning over 25 years, Charles Guarino has been an enterprise application consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island based IBM midrange consulting company. He has published numerous technical and strategic articles for the IT community and speaks each year at conferences and user groups across the country. He was inducted into COMMONís Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame in 2008 and also selected as one of LISTnet's Long Islandís Twenty Top Techies for 2009. Charles is currently a COMMON Application Development Subject Matter Expert and President and monthly Q&A host of LISUG, a Long Island IBM System i Users Group.