Welcome to the HATS HotSpot!
We plan to use this space as a place to have discussions and enable collaboration between HATS users.
In case you are new to HATS, H A T S stands for Host Access Transformation Services
. HATS enables you to quickly invest in Enterprise Modernization by allowing you to access your applications and transform the appearance and flow without needing to modify the back-end systems.
With HATS, you can extend your 3270 and 5250 host applications to the Web, to portlets, to rich clients, to web services, or to browsers on mobile devices quickly, easily, and with low risk. This can go even further to allow you to provide Web Services as SOA assets and create additional logic from customized code, or even create services from VT host applications!
You can improve the workflow and navigation of your host applications, without needing access to application source code.
The technology that HATS provides allows many different possibilities right from the beginning. Import BMS maps, use our WebFacing technology with your DDS source to automatically transform whole systems of screens, or just start off with the default renderings.
You can define transformations to extend and modernize individual and sets of screens, define additional business logic with data storable in global variables, use text replacements and global rule definitions to transform content, and let HATS automatically take care of the screens you haven't handled. Macros allow you redefine the flow directly or by creating Integration Objects which can be turned into services or their own web pages, even EJBs. With HATS you can even redefine how a user sees a Green Screen view, so that a list of selections can be recognized as a component of the screen and transformed into a drop down or links or removed altogether.
You can find more information about the HATS product at the HATS Product Site
as well as the WebFacing and HATS technology blogs, sites, and discussions around the IBM Rational Cafés. We are looking forward to collaborating with everyone on many exciting ideas.