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Hi, and welcome to the Extending RPG Applications to the Web with EGL blog. This is a blog by some of the IBM i application development tools team members at the IBM Toronto Lab. We've all been involved with RPG and related application development tools for 10+ years (each of us, not cumulative!)
We all believe in using the right tool for the right job. RPG is a very powerful business language on the IBM i. EGL is a powerful language for working with new technologies such as AJAX, JavaServer Faces (JSF)and Web services. So this blog will focus on using the two together; taking business logic written in RPG and providing a Web user interface or Web service interface to it using EGL.
To that end, we hope to provide tips, techniques, stories, pointers and probably even a few questions in this blog. If you are an RPG developer and are using (or looking to use) EGL, we encourage you to comment on blog postings.
Claus, George F, George V, Satish, and Don