Web-Enable IBM i Applications With New WebFacing Features
HATS is a cost-effective product for modernizing your System z and IBM i applications.
The IBM WebFacing Tool, now part of IBM Rational* Host Access Transformation Services (HATS), helps IBM i customers quickly Web-enable green-screen applications. The tool converts data description specifications (DDS) and user interface manager (UIM) help panel source members into browser-based GUIs, letting you run your programs on the Web with no changes to your original IBM i applications. For more on the IBM WebFacing Tool’s history and to learn about its packaging and prerequisites, see “Wondering About WebFacing?” (www.ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/ enewsletterexclusive/26105p1.aspx).
In this article, we’ll focus on some of the newest WebFacing features. We’ll also provide some resources to get you started with the tool and connected with other WebFacing users and the IBM development team.
Table 1 outlines various WebFacing features and their availability under different releases of the IBM WebFacing Tool and IBM i. The four features we want to highlight are dynamic data stream transformation, interoperability with HATS, application bridge and Firefox support.
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