IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-193
August 5, 2003
IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 products leverage Eclipse IDE enhancements to deliver ease-of-use and performance improvements
At a glance
Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 delivers:
Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1 delivers:
IBM WebSphere® Development Studio Client for iSeries (Development Studio Client) V5.1 inherits and extends WebSphere Studio Site Developer (Site Developer) V5.1 to deliver an integrated development environment (IDE) and tools for developing Java, Web, Web services, client/server, and iSeries server applications. The iSeries enhancements to Site Developer V5.1 make it easy to create, test, deploy, and maintain sophisticated e-business applications with little Java, Web, or Web-service programming.
The improved iSeries server development capabilities of this Eclipse-based IDE provide many compelling reasons for application developers to upgrade from Application Development ToolSet (ADTS) or CoOperative Development Environment (CODE).
The IDE reduces the learning curve by providing a consistent interface for developing iSeries server applications and e-business applications. This allows developers to progress easily to new levels in their application development. The IDE delivers on the promise of tool integration and interoperability. It enables seamless integration with best-of-breed tools from IBM and several key iSeries partners.
The IBM WebFacing Tool, a component of Development Studio Client, makes it easy to quickly and cost effectively Web-enable your existing 5250 applications. The numerous iSeries-specific wizards, additions to the Web diagram editor, and other extensions make it easy to build e-business applications that reuse existing iSeries programs, data, and skills.
IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries (Development Studio Client Advanced Edition) V5.1 inherits the improved Web, Enterprise Java Bean (EJB), and J2EE development capabilities from WebSphere Studio Application Developer (Application Developer) V5.1. It also provides support that makes it easy to integrate Web and Web-enabled applications using the WebFacing Tool into the IBM WebSphere Portal server. Development Studio Client Advanced Edition also delivers the following IBM WebFacing Tool advanced capabilities:
Planned availability dates
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1
Development Studio Client inherits and extends the robust, easy-to-use development environment of WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5.1 for creating, building, and maintaining dynamic Web sites, or developing Java, Web, and Web services applications. The extensions in Development Studio Client make it easy to access iSeries data and programs for Java, Web, and Web services developers. It also includes a robust, easy-to-use development environment for creating, building, and maintaining iSeries RPG, COBOL, C, and C++ applications, and Web-enabled applications using the IBM WebFacing Tool. The Development Studio Client infrastructure facilitates the seamless integration of all development tools, IBM and non-IBM.
The Remote System Explorer (RSE) allows the iSeries developer to leverage the capabilities of the integrated development environment for developing iSeries server applications. RSE provides iSeries system access (similar to PDM) from the Eclipse-based IDE for editing, compiling, and debugging iSeries applications.
The built-in editor in RSE provides:
RSE is able to access iSeries OS/400® resources, Integrated File System (IFS) files and commands, remote UNIX®, Windows®, and Linux files and commands, and local Windows files. The "universal" support for files and commands has been dramatically improved. There is new support for drag and drop, command shells, and intelligent command interpretation.
RSE is not just for developing RPG and COBOL applications for the iSeries server. RSE also provides iSeries system access to any of the Eclipse plug-ins. RSE provides iSeries access for developing Java, Web, and Web services applications. Partner plug-ins to Eclipse for source control management and impact analysis also use RSE to access the iSeries system resources. Since RSE is an Eclipse plug-in (written in Java), it can provide system access from the Eclipse-based IDE to any remote system (such as IBM pSeries, xSeries®, or zSeries®, Linux, or Sun Solaris).
The IBM WebFacing Tool makes it quick, easy, and cost-effective to create and customize Web interfaces to existing 5250 applications. Web interfaces can be created for most iSeries applications without DDS or application source code changes. Several updates are being introduced in this release to support large volumes of data. New samples and examples are being written to reduce the learning curve associated with converting, customizing, and deploying these applications.
VisualAge RPG is a component of Development Studio Client. It allows RPG programmers to:
In Development Studio Client V5.1, VisualAge RPG is enhanced to support the RPG IV language definition that is shipped in ILE RPG Version 5 Release 2.
The key Development Studio Client V5.1 enhancements include:
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries (Development Studio Client Advanced Edition) V5.1 inherits and extends the capabilities of WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.1, which is IBM's core development environment for creating and maintaining Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications. It helps you optimize and simplify J2EE application development with best practices, visual tools, templates, code generation, and the most comprehensive development environment in its class.
The advanced functions in Development Studio Client Advanced Edition include:
The Key Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V5.1 enhancements include:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1:
Some accessibility features may not be available in the following components/bundled products:
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1
Development Studio Client V5.1 is entitled to the customers of the iSeries tier-priced server product, WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries. WebSphere Development Studio contains the server application development (AD) tools: ILE RPG, ILE COBOL, ILE C, ILE C++, and Application Development ToolSet (ADTS). It provides entitlement to the new workstation components, Development Studio Client V5.1. In most shops, Development Studio Client V5.1 will be delivered in this manner. WebSphere Development Studio is priced and packaged to make it pervasive in the iSeries marketplace.
The workstation tools are packaged into Development Studio Client V5.1 for two major reasons:
Development Studio Client V5.1 contains tools for:
Web and Java development: Development Studio Client V5.1 is based on WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5.1. Site Developer is a hybrid based on the merging of capabilities from VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition and WebSphere Studio, Standard Edition and integration with the new WebSphere Studio Workbench. Site Developer provides a comprehensive set of tools for Web and Java development. iSeries specific enhancements are added to these Web and Java developments tools as part of Development Studio Client V5.1. These enhancements make it easier to develop Web and Java applications that access iSeries data and applications. Development Studio Client V5.1 satisfies the needs of most iSeries developers.
Server development: ADTS has been the traditional method for developing and maintaining server-side iSeries applications. Development Studio Client V5.1 includes new highly integrated and highly extendible tools for iSeries RPG, COBOL, C, C++, CL, and DDS development. These new tools offer programmers a development experience that is consistent with the experience for developing Java, Web, Web services, and XML applications, lowering the learning curve for all. These new-generation tools include the Remote System Explorer for a PDM-like experience, and iSeries Projects for team-based development (together with a Eclipse-compliant software change management repository). They offer rich support for exploring the file system, compiling/building, editing, running, and debugging. The iSeries Projects support enables effective team support leveraging any iSeries or LAN resident source repository that supports Eclipse. The new tools also allow the programmer to leverage the classic CODE tools for extremely rich editing and DDS design support. The combination of the Remote System Explorer, the iSeries Projects, and the easily accessible CODE classic tools offers a superset of functionality over the classic, and feature-frozen, ADTS tools. It offers significant productivity and usability gains, support for disconnected and team development, and a common harness for the tight integration of IBM- and ISV-supplied tools for server development. Using these new-generation tools also implicitly increases a programmer's skills and makes the transition into new programming models easier, such as the WebFacing Tool, Web, Web services, and XML.
Web-enabling applications IBM WebFacing Tool versus 5250 datastream intercept products: There are two basic types of tools for converting an application with a 5250 interface to an application with a browser interface.
The WebFacing Tool generates Java components to create this new browser interface in a development-time step. The WebFacing Tool is a development tool. It generates code.
There are a number of IBM and non-IBM tools that convert the 5250 datastream into a Web interface during application execution. These 5250 datastream conversion products carry numerous labels like screen scrapers, Web emulators, dynamic transformation tools, and 5250 datastream intercept products. These tools typically have some development capabilities. However, their basic function is to take the datastream that delivers the 5250 interface and convert it to HTML for the browser interface.
Web-enabling applications with the IBM WebFacing Tool offers advantages over the 5250 intercept tools in terms of standards, costs, and extendibility.
Standards: The IBM WebFacing Tool creates a Web interface to an existing 5250 application by generating standard Java components: Java ServerPages (JSPs), Java beans, and servlets. These standards-based Java components can be customized with any Web and Java tools that support the Java industry standards. Development Studio Client ships Web and Java development tools that can be used to customize this Web interface.
Because the WebFacing Tool creates industry-standard Java components, the Web interface should run in any application server that supports these standards. However, the Web interface created by the WebFacing Tool is tested only against the WebSphere Application Server products.
Typically, 5250 datastream intercept products interpret/decompose the 5250 datastream to create the Web interface, and are tied to a proprietary, chargeable run-time environment.
Costs: The Web interface created by the WebFacing Tool requires an application server to execute. Other than the application server, there are no additional tools or run-time charges associated with a Web-enabled application created with the IBM WebFacing Tool. With the new server models announced in January 2003, applications Web-enabled with the IBM WebFacing Tool run in batch mode and don't require any 5250 capacity. This substantially reduces the total solution costs for applications that have been Web-enabled with the WebFacing Tool. An application that has been Web-enabled using the IBM WebFacing Tool can support both a 5250 and Web interface concurrently and so there is no dual maintenance. Many 5250 datastream intercept tools have both a development-time tool charge and a run-time/usage charge and require 5250 capacity to execute. This substantially increases the costs of these Web-enabled solutions.
Extendibility: The IBM WebFacing Tool creates standard Java components that can be leveraged and extended with standard Java tools. Using the WebFacing Tool is often the first step in leveraging 5250 applications and extending them to an e-business environment. With intercept tools, a base e-business/Web application is not created. The e-business interfaces are generated at run time. This makes it difficult to customize and extend the e-business application.
When would you use a 5250 intercept product rather than the IBM WebFacing Tool?
A 5250 intercept tool should be chosen if:
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1
Development Studio Client Advanced Edition V5.1 meets the needs of the advanced iSeries developer. It includes all the functions in Development Studio Client V5.1, plus:
A multichannel delivery strategy is planned to address the e-business education requirements for the iSeries marketplace.
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IBM Global Services, Learning Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of Learning Services courses, with links to Global Campus for enrollment, are on the IBM Learning Services Web site:
The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.
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Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for questions, catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
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No publications are shipped with these products.
Specified operating environment
If WebSphere Application Server on iSeries is used for applications built with WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries, or WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries components, refer to the WebSphere Application Server documentation for minimum iSeries hardware requirements.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1 media package contains the following items packaged in an univenture sleeve:
Security, auditability, and control
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries V5.1 use the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Licensed Product function title Product group category WebSphere IBM WebSphere WebSphere Development Tools Studio Client for iSeries WebSphere IBM WebSphere WebSphere Development Tools Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries and WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced
Edition for iSeries are stand-alone products with one charge unit user. They are available in
units of one.
Passport Advantage licensing
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
Part Program name/description number WDSc for iSeries Users SW Maintenance D5167LL Reinstatement 12 Months WDSc for iSeries Users SW Maintenance E00AULL Annual Renewal WDSc for iSeries Users License and SW D5165LL Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries
Part Program name/description number WDSc Advanced Ed for iSeries Users E00I1LL SW Maintenance Annual Renewal WDSc Advanced Ed for iSeries Users D51LPLL License and SW Maintenance 12 Months WDSc Advanced Ed for iSeries Users D51LRLL SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months WDSc Advanced Ed User from WDSc D51LSLL Tradeup LC/SW Maint 12 months WDSc Advanced Ed User from WDT D51LTLL Tradeup LC/SW Maint 12 months
Passport Advantage supply
Part Program name/description number WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean, BA0BBML Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Italian) Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT(R) CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V5.1.0 WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries Media Pack Multilingual (French, Korean, BA0BAML Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, English U.S., Italian) Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V5.1.0
Passport Advantage customer: media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
Entitled maintenance Media packs Part offerings description description number WebSphr Dev Stu Cli WS Development BA0BBML for iSeries Usr Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 Media Pk Multilingual WebSphr Dvlpt Tools WS Development BA0BBML for iSeries Usr Studio Client for iSeries V5.1 Media Pk Multilingual
WebSphere Development Studio Client Advanced Edition for iSeries
Entitled maintenance Media packs Part offerings description description number WbSph Dvpt Studio Cli WS Development BA0BAML Adv iSer User Studio Client for iSeries Advanced Ed V5.1 Media Pk Multi
Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers
The following Passport Advantage part numbers will be withdrawn on November 3, 2003:
Product Part name V.R.M Description number WebSphere V5.0 Media Pack BA07HML Development Studio Client for iSeries WebSphere V5.0 Media Pack BA07IML Development Studio Client Advanced Ed for iSeries
Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
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Copy and use on Product name home/portable computer? WDSc for iSeries Yes WDSc Advanced Edition Yes for iSeries
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