Archive for March, 2009

AJAX on the IBM i (iSeries / AS400) – What’s the big deal?

If you are modernizing AS/400 RPG or Cobol applications, you should be learning and familiarizing yourself with the concept of AJAX. Why is AJAX such a big deal?

To answer this question, I introduce you to something about browser development that you may not have realized. This realization explains why AJAX is so relevant. I then provide an example of how AJAX is used to simplify form processing for both developers and end-users.

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Demystifying AJAX on the IBM i (iSeries / AS400)

As I talk to System i / RPG developers who are modernizing their systems, I get questions about what AJAX is all about and how it can be used when developing Web applications on the IBM i platform.

So, in this video, I introduce you to AJAX (or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). As it turns out, the acronym is deceptive, and doesn’t really tell you much about how AJAX is used and what it really is.

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