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Need a low-cost, low-risk way to quickly and cost-effectively update your 3270, 5250, and video terminal (VT) host applications with new web, rich client, and even mobile device UIs? Then you need IBM Rational HATS. Read on for details about the many new functions and features in Version 8.
Products: IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services
Debugging techniques for IBM Rational Change runtime problems
By Ritesh Nigam
When you know some of the debugging techniques for any runtime problem in IBM Rational Change enterprise change management software, you might be able to fix it yourself. Even if you do call tech support, you'll be better prepared. So either way, you'll save considerable time and avoid frustration.
Products: IBM Rational Change
Why going APE would improve software development
By: Randall C. Masciana
Abstract: Tools should assist in creating and testing end-to-end component software, but we now expect developers to use tools to corral a multitude of resources from various disciplines, says the author. He proposes that we let "Autonomous Programming Experts (APEs)" return to developing end-to-end software.
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest. Items that do not have abstracts were posted in page sections that do not utilize abstracts.
Interactive demo: Busting the myths of agile development
Webcast: Focus on quality to reduce cost
Webcast: Testing on the Cloud powered by Jazz, August 16
Webcast: By the people. For the people. Making government matter
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An introduction to HATS mobile device support
This article summarizes the support provided by IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) that allows access to character-based 3270 and 5250 host applications from mobile devices, such as cellular phones, data collection terminals, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The author assumes that readers have a working knowledge of HATS capabilities and application development tasks.
Use EGL Rich UI and HATS to integrate green-screen applications in your SOA
This article summarizes the Enterprise Generation Language Rich User Interface (EGL Rich UI) support provided in IBM's EGL tooling products; Rational® Developer for System z® with EGL, Rational Developer for i for SOA Construction, and Rational Business Developer, in combination with Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS). Using these solutions you can quickly and easily create Web applications to access business logic and transactions contained within character-based 3270 and 5250 applications in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment..
Leveraging 3270 or 5250 data within Web-based mashup applications
Learn how to extract 3270 or 5250 data using IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services, which can then be formed into an Atom data feed. This data feed can be utilized by IBM Mashup Center to consolidate with other data sources to create a new situational application for business users. We present an example of extracting data from a 3270 financial application, creating an Atom feed, cataloging that feed, and using that data to create an information dashboard for a loan officer.
Winnebago implements cost-effective web-based services with IBM Rational HATS
HATS in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for Power Systems
HATS in the Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z