Convert RPG to PML and DDS to HTML
RDW, the RPG/DDS-to-Web conversion tool add on module to WebSmart, will help you modernize legacy applications to 'True' web applications faster. You can use RDW to help incorporate discrete units of RPG business and programming logic and DDS screens into your WebSmart programs, or to migrate entire programs into WebSmart where you can modify them to make them work in a web environment.
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RDW is the RPG and DDS to Web Conversion component of WebSmart. You can useRDW to help incorporate discrete units of RPG business and programming logic and DDS screens intoyour WebSmart programs, or to migrate entire programs into WebSmart where you canmodify them to make them work in a web environment. For example, you could converta complex pricing routine from RPG to PML and encapsulate the resulting code in theIDE for use in any WebSmart program. Or if you are an experienced WebSmartprogrammer you can migrate an entire interactive application into the IDE and make thenecessary modifications to make it work in WebSmart.
The HTML conversion provides a robust foundation for developing the user interface of a web application. Developers can fine-tune the HTML or use template include files to have a commercial-quality web page appearance. The amount of modifications will vary greatly based on the RPG code and your level of experience using WebSmart. The WebSmart IDE, where you work with the converted code, is also where your application development can continue to take place in a completely managed environment.
Browser development with WebSmart can integrate with legacy applications by making direct program calls and by binding to existing ILE modules. Learn more about WebSmart.
The conversion component is extremely simple to use.
Once converted, all the benefits of using as a development platform are available to developers, including:
RDW puts WebSmart in the realm of a whole new product category for Web Development and Deployment. Most other offerings claim to convert source code, but have no supporting development platform specifically designed for highly productive Web Application Development.
This component not only converts source, but also incorporates the resulting converted code in the IDE where it can continue to be used in a completely managed environment. In addition, the converted code can be used to produce web applications in native iSeries ILE objects.
Other offerings claim to interpret source or intercept data streams on the fly. This is the essential model used for screen-scraping solutions and web-facing. RDW eliminates the need for web-facing because source conversion takes place only once as part of an initial conversion and development process. Resulting WebSmart applications consist of 100% compiled objects and use a deployment model that is analogous to the most popular web application implementations such as JSP, ASP and Coldfusion.
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