For the past 3 decades, AS400 has evolved in a big way. IBM has tried to keep the latest generation of the IBM i servers open, more powerful, and far more technologically advanced than what these servers once used to be. While technology leadership of organizations using the IBM iSeries might be eager for a change, they need to realize the true potential of the machine & bring about a transformation that is technologically & economically prudent.
‘Read n Write’ information to 5250 data streams & host HTML/CSS webpages on the application server.
Runs native on AS400 by seamless integration with AS400 screen programs using Zend 5250 Bridge.
Open access (handler procedure) calls the existing program to complete I/O ops using tools (LANSA, Profound UI)
Create new screens and leverage REST APIs to exchange information with the legacy system.
To ensure a future-ready architecture and a light-weighted setup, the ‘API & UI framework’ is the most prudent technique to consider. To enable iSeries modernization using the API technique, IBM provides multiple ways of exchanging information with core programs and databases.
Here is how it would look like to expose core business modules to external applications:
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