Learning Guide

WebSphere for System i tutorial

IBM System i users looking for ways to develop System i applications using web services have some choices. There are a number of open source tools available, but those who prefer the maturity and stability of proprietary software can use WebSphere. This learning guide will get you acquainted with IBM's i5/OS specific web development tool.

   Chapter 1: WebSphere basics
   Chapter 2: Getting WebSphere up and running
   Chapter 3: Java development
   Chapter 4: Troubleshooting WebSphere
   Chapter 5: Working with data and databases
   Chapter 6: Tips, tricks and more
   Chapter 7: Making sure you're secure
   Chapter 8: Working with XML data
   Chapter 9: Just for fun!

Chapter 1: WebSphere basicsReturn to Table of Contents

  • WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC): a basic definition
  • WebSphere for beginners
  • WebSphere -- A "What is it?" white paper
  • The life cycle of WebFacing applications
  • Buyers Guide: IBM Workplace, Lotus and WebSphere Portal Software Product Guide
  • Where can I find WebFacing consultants?
  • Book: WDSC -- Step by Step
  • Book: Getting Started with WebSphere
  • IBM WebSphere Portal Family
  • How much does WebSphere cost in the US
  • New to WebSphere Portal
  • WebSphere Portal zone
  • Need help? Have a WebSphere representative call you.
  • WebSphere Application Server Family Brochure
  • Find a WebSphere user groups in your area.
  • WebSphere Application Server

    Chapter 2: Getting WebSphere up and runningReturn to Table of Contents

  • Three tips for starting a WebSphere project
  • Seven steps to get WebSphere Express up and running
  • Automate WebSphere configuration backups on the iSeries (i5)
  • Running a portal app on WebSphere
  • Webcast: Get started in the world of WebSphere
  • White paper: Positioning WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries
  • Automatically start a WebSphere instance
  • Running a portal app on WebSphere

    Chapter 3: Java developmentReturn to Table of Contents

  • Java Server Faces: A first look
  • WDSC: How to build a Java Web application calling RPG
  • How to use Java to add e-mail support to your apps
  • How to use Java to integrate Excel worksheets
  • Set Java version in WDSC for Java development

    Chapter 4: Troubleshooting WebSphere Return to Table of Contents

    Jim Mason

  • Web development expert Jim Mason answers WebSphere questions.
  • Join Search400.com's ITKnowledge Exchange to ask or answer WebSphere questions.
  • IBM Software -- WebSphere Application Server Enterprise -- Support
  • WebSphere error during login process
  • Debug Web applications easily with WDSC
  • WAS 5 error message
  • User profile mysteriously disabled
  • Exploring WDSC and running into problems
  • WebFacing error: User ID or password invalid
  • WebFacing problem
  • IBM Software -- WebSphere Application Server -- Express - Support
  • Troubleshooting migration problems

    Chapter 5: Working with data and databasesReturn to Table of Contents

  • How to connect WebSphere to a DB2 database
  • How to create Web database apps with WDSC and VDM
  • Enable J2EE app on WAS to access DB2
  • Use Excel, WebSphere to present live iSeries business data
  • Other options for generating XML or storing XML in a database
  • WDSC -- Using DBBeans.jar for data access
  • Is DB2 extender my best option?
  • Creating Business Value with Operational Customer Data

    Chapter 6: Tips, tricks and moreReturn to Table of Contents

  • Working with WDS's wizard
  • The life cycle of WebFacing applications
  • Web application searches: Powerful SQL tips
  • Build Web apps using free utility -- WOW!
  • Three tips for using WebFacing
  • Working with WDS's wizard
  • IBM developerWorks: Wireless with WebSphere

    Chapter 7: Making sure you're secureReturn to Table of Contents

  • Introduction to J2EE-based WebSphere security
  • Security services for each Web environment layer
  • Web Menu security integrates with RPG apps
  • Limit customers' view of information on the Internet
  • IBM WebSphere V5.0 Security WebSphere Handbook Series
  • WebSphere and .NET Web services security interoperability
  • WebSphere 4.0 security tutorial

    Chapter 8: Working with XML dataReturn to Table of Contents

  • WDSC lets you tap into the power of XML
  • Weak password protection in WebSphere 4.0.4 XML configuration export
  • IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: XML and WebSphere Studio Application Developer -- Part 1
  • Workplace Forms add XML future to WebSphere-Domino environments
  • Building and Integrating XML Web Services with Visual Studio .NET vs. IBM WebSphere 4.0
  • IBM developerWorks: WebSphere Application Server zone

    Chapter 9: Just for fun!Return to Table of Contents

  • Web development: Word scramble
  • Netiquette: Are you an Internet savage?
  • IBM goes to the movies

    This was first published in September 2006

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