Archive for June, 2009

Generating an AJAX Response from the IBM i with RPG and PHP

Joining me in today’s video is one of our IBM i web developer/analysts, Hany Elemary. Together, we will continue to discuss AJAX by explaining how to generate a server response to an AJAX request from the browser. Hany will share his thoughts on how AJAX responses are similar to basic dynamic output pages that output data instead of HTML. We then go on to illustrate how AJAX response programs are built by providing examples in two popular IBM i (iSeries/AS400) web development technologies: RPG/CGI and PHP.

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How Web Application Development Evolved

In this video, I go over the evolution of Web application development. You will discover how it progressed from simple HTML-based documents into Rich Internet Applications, where the user interface controls the flow of the application and makes simple requests for data and business logic. In this paradigm, server-side code is not generating new HTML pages every step of the way; therefore, applications are more cohesive and maintaining application state becomes much easier. I also explain how Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) allows for a simple way to integrate your IBM i data and business logic with external systems, data, and applications.

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