Posts Tagged AS/400

Processing Data From an AJAX Request

In a few of my previous videos, I introduced you to several concepts on how to use AJAX for web development on the IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400). In this video, I discuss with Robert Ferguson, an IBM i web developer, what it takes to utilize the AJAX data that is returned from the server. Robert will provide an example by showing us how AJAX data can be displayed on a Web application’s screen with little effort.

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Sending AJAX Requests to the IBM i (iSeries / AS400) Server

To fully utilize AJAX on the System i (iSeries/AS400) system, you need to learn about 3 simple things:

  1. How to make requests from the browser to the server
  2. How to respond to these requests with RPG or another web-capable language
  3. How to process that response within the browser

In this video, I talk about making requests, which can be tricky. Unless… you utilize an AJAX library. With an AJAX library in place, it’s really simple to make server requests either directly from HTML code or from a Rich Internet Application platform.

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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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