6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2013 4:17 AM by Jeffrey Cookle

    Web front-end to AS400

    Peter Arcuri

      A customer is looking to spice up thier 5250 text-based mobile applications by putting a Web front-end to their RPG-based applications. Naturally, there are many ways to doing this considering implementation cost and ongoing maintenance. One way is to create web-based app and serve it directly from within the AS400. However this will require enabling web-services on AS400 which requires licensing. If we're to decouple the web-server from AS400, would RhoConnect interface directly to DB2?


      I'm thinking of proposing a hybrid web-app where mobile devices and web-server share execution of the application and RhoConnect handles the DB2 database interface (3-teir architecture). Would this be a viable architecture for multi-location deployment?


      Comments, suggestions are welcome.