Enterprises often consider meeting the growing demand for an open architecture and graphic user interface for their IT systems. But this requires replacing or rewriting systems, which incurs time, expense, and risk. However, web enablement with a GUI, and extending system functionality, enable wider access to users from any device. Hence, enterprises are evaluating options to improve ways to maintain, enhance, and evolve their IBM i applications.
‘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, IBMi 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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