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WebClient i+ for CA Plex Europe Fall 2010

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  • Thank you for choosing the WebClient i+ for CA Plex session. In this presentation, we will take a look at the Ajax HTML generator for CA Plex.
  • We will start off with a short introduction to the technology. Then we will move into a demonstration that will show you how to generate Ajax applications from your existing models, directly from the functions and panel designs that you have already created. Then we will finish up with some words about the upcoming WebClient 2010 release.
  • The technology behind WebClient is primarily Ajax. Like the mountain in Aspen, Ajax is big. It is a technology that has been adopted by all of the major technology players including Microsoft and IBM. We will talk a bit later about the advantages of this technology, but the primary reason for choosing Ajax is that you can develop rich, compelling web sites that run in all commercial browsers. So you can deploy your web applications to virtually any user in the planet.
  • Here is the promise of WebClient in a nutshell –the ability to generate a web page from an existing panel without rewriting. In this example, we have a Plex function that has been generated in 5250. With CA Plex, it is easy to generate a client server version running on Windows or Java without code changes. In fact, you are probably already familiar with this capability. WebClient add the ability to generate a web page as just another variant on your model. In this example, all three variants of the Edit Warehouse function share the same action diagram and the same panel editor design. The WebClient version show what is possible with the application of a cascading style sheet to make the screen design even more presentable. So the result is that you can be generating web pages from your CA Plex applications in a matter of minutes. Pretty powerful stuff.
  • The Ajax underpinning of WebClient has advantages over other technologies such as Java Applets, Windows Presentation Foundation, or technologies like Adobe Flash. Ajax is the most popular RIA technology, especially for business applications. It is open standards based, and you can pick up books and internet instructions easily. If you are developing a public website, a big advantage is that it is search engine optimized – Google and Yahoo can index your site and help folks find your content. Also importantly, this technology is cross browser compliant and platform independent. You can run WebClient applications on the popular Apple platforms, for example – something you can’t currently do in Flash or by using Microsoft WPF.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • In the demonstration you were able to see the next version of WebClient, our 2010 major release. This release contains several new features. The first is compatibility enhancements. CA Plex 6.1 is now supported, as well as the latest versions of Websydian, Websydian Web Developer 6.1 and Websydian Express 3.0. It is important to note that WebClient web applications are interoperable with Websydian web pages. As you saw in the demo, we also have some optional new advanced controls including TreeView and FlexGrid. Another major enhancement is tested cross browser compatibility across the major browser platforms. Lastly, we are offering a ADC Server option, which provides the ability to host web pages simply and easily at a reduced price.
  • Enough of the theory, lets now go into showing you WebClient in action through a demonstration. We will show you what we mean by Ajax in 5 minutes.
  • Enough of the theory, lets now go into showing you WebClient in action through a demonstration. We will show you what we mean by Ajax in 5 minutes.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • Here are some examples of the rich web components you can generate from your CA Plex panel designs. Grids, even editable grids, are fully supported. Windowed dialogs are supported from the web page, to any level. CA Plex messaging is supported. Some other standard components include calendars, bread crumbing, and disappearing hint text. Lastly, you can also take your CA plex applications to the next level with business charting, and new components like TreeView and FlexGrid, an advanced grid with dynamic columns, cell bitmaps, and advanced formatting options.
  • I hope that the presentation was informative. If you like what you saw today, there is a lot more information available on our web sites. Adcaustin.com contains production information. For detailed technical information, please visit webclientiplus.com. This site contains product manuals, software downloads, tips and techniques, and a technical blog. That is all, and thank you for attending.

Transcript

  • 1. WebClient i+ for CA Plex Overview & Demonstration Europe, October 2010
  • 2. Overview
      • WebClient for CA Plex Intro
      • What’s New in 2010
      • Demonstration
      • What’s Next
        • MDI, Components, Cloud
    Ajax in Greek mythology
  • 3. AJAX is Big …and getting bigger Ajax mountain A synchronous J avaScript A nd X ML
  • 4. WebClient Web generator from the model Same Action Diagram, Panel Design Same Plex function = AJAX in 5 minutes or less
  • 5.
    • Ajax – most popular RIA tech
    • Open standards based
    • SEO Friendly
    • Cross-browser and platform - without plugins .
  • 6. WebClient Gallery
  • 7. Ajax Inheritance
  • 8. Web Services WebClient Servlet Plex Panel or Non-Panel Function XML/SOAP XML
  • 9.
    • CA Plex 6.1, Websydian 6.1/WSE 3.0
    • Advanced Components
      • Optional add-ons TreeView / FlexGrid
    • Cross-browser certification
      • IE, Firefox, Safari, (Chrome)
    • New bundle pricing
    WebClient 2010 Release Compatibility, Cross-Browser, Components
  • 10. Demonstration Video
  • 11.
    • MDI (Multiple Document Interface)
    • Additional components
      • FileOpen, Progress, Slider, …
    • Cloud Computing
      • Pre-defined on-demand instances
      • Amazon Elastic Cloud, Microsoft Azure, …
    WebClient “Next Release” Roadmap MDI, Components, Cloud
  • 12. Futures Demonstration
  • 13. MDI – Multiple Document Interface
  • 14. Additional Ajax Components
  • 15. Cloud Computing Instances Deploy pre-defined load balanced instances of CA Plex WebClient applications in Cloud environments Other environments: Windows Azure, IBM, etc.
  • 16. Cloud Computing Instances
  • 17. WebClient Information (click logo to view)
    • webclientiplus.com
      • Wiki
      • Blog
      • Product Downloads / Support