[ajug-members] RPG & Java
Joe Sam Shirah
joe_sam at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 19 15:01:53 EDT 2007
There are some Java books out there for iSeries/i5 ( we still call it an
AS/400 regardless of IBM's name de jour, ) but they are pretty much directed
at RPG programmers to learn Java.
Probably the best resource is IBM redbooks
but the iSeries ones assume you know something about it.
I know how this probably sounds, but generally the company is *much*
better off bringing in someone who's been around that particular block and
can speak Java, RPG, and OS/400 with some authority.
For interfacing Java calls to AS/400 native programs, the Toolbox for
Java/JTOpen has tools that work well. For RPG or other native programs to
Java, a messaging approach is superior to about anything else. Here, by
"messaging" I include iSeries native messages, data queues, and standard
MOM's, probably MQ Series.
One of my clients is looking over Mule ( open source ESB, ) which has an
AS/400 connector; I'm just not sure yet they implemented it properly for
reliability and maintenance.
Joe Sam Shirah - http://www.conceptgo.com
conceptGO - Consulting/Development/Outsourcing
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Hardin" <matthew at hardin.net>
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Subject: [ajug-members] RPG & Java
> Does anyone have any good referrals for a book on working with Java in
> the iSeries world? Specifically I'll need to be interfacing some RPG
> code with some Java code and I know nothing about RPG or the iSeries.
> Any good web links would be welcomed too... I've been surfing a good bit
> on the topic and haven't a clue if what I'm reading is good info or not.
> Matthew Hardin
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