IBM Innovate 2012Modernizing Host Applications for MobileDevicesMatthew HardinStrongback Consultingmhardin@strongback.usPW...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Strongback Consulting     IBM Advanced Business Partner     – Ra...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    The Solution: Rational Host Access Transformation Services     R...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Crawl, Walk, Run: Evolution of a HATS application     Crawl: Def...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Out of the box     The process for developing a HATS mobile appl...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Add some flair     Using customized screen transformations you c...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Steps to create a transformation style project     Enable the op...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Extend as web services     RESTful web services support in V8   ...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation    Creating a web service to consume via mobile     Create a standa...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation     Building your web service      All wizard driven!      Create ...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation     Advantages of HATS for mobile devices  Speed to market!      – ...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation     Lessons learned, recommendations, tips and techniques  No direc...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation     For more information on how we can help you improve your interfa...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation                              Email: info@strongback.us14            ...
The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation                                                                     ...
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More customers are asking how they can enable their tablet toting and smartphone wielding executives with access to their terminal applications. Strongback demonstrates how to use the IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) toolkit to modernize applications for the mobile world, highlighting the out-of-the-box transformation services that make rapid development possible, as well as how one can customize.

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  1. 1. IBM Innovate 2012Modernizing Host Applications for MobileDevicesMatthew HardinStrongback Consultingmhardin@strongback.usPWR-1382
  2. 2. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Strongback Consulting  IBM Advanced Business Partner – Rational, WebSphere, Lotus, Information Management certified – Strongly focused on Enterprise Modernization and application lifecycle management – Key Industries Served: Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing2 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation The Solution: Rational Host Access Transformation Services  Rules based engine to transform your existing, proven applications to a modern UI.  Quickly transform your 3270 and 5250 green screen applications to intuitive Web, portlet, rich client or mobile device user interfaces.  Extend 3270, 5250, and VT green screens as standard Web services.  Broadens the reach of System z and iSeries applications with support for mobile web access from devices such as smartphones, tablets, and handheld computers.  Provides standard JSR 286 and JSR 168 portlet support, including built-in inter-portlet communication.  New in V8: Dojo support, for richer, extensible user interface transformation.  New in V8: RESTful web services, for simpler, lightweight service enablement.3 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Crawl, Walk, Run: Evolution of a HATS application  Crawl: Default rendering sets allow for out of the box transformations to quickly deliver a mobile solution.  Walk: Using customized screen transformations you can provider a richer UI with only minimal effort.  Run: Extend your host applications to mobile devices via web services. This allows for native application development for mobile devices.4 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Out of the box  The process for developing a HATS mobile application is the same as developing a HATS web application; with some considerations given for mobile devices.  Differences for mobile devices: – Screen real estate is smaller – Input methods: Smaller keypads, touchscreens – Less processing power5 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Add some flair  Using customized screen transformations you can: – Give the GUI a customized interface that is easier for your users. – Tailor the way you display data. – Convert text and data to different strings6 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Steps to create a transformation style project  Enable the option to ‘Optimize for mobile devices’  Edit default rendering rules to work for your environment  Add a few global rules as needed (i.e. calendar popups  Deploy to WAS  Solicit feedback from your user audience  Create transformations, Macros, business logic as needed  Deploy to WAS  Solicit feedback from your user audience  Wash…Rinse..repeat7 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Extend as web services  RESTful web services support in V8  Also support for SOAP based services  Allows for native mobile application development Delivering your services to native applications8 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Creating a web service to consume via mobile  Create a standard HATS project  Create macros  Create Integration Objects  Create Web Services (REST or SOAP)  Deploy to WAS  Create mobile application  Add any toolkits needed to consume the service9 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Building your web service  All wizard driven!  Create web service files from the Integration Object  Generate web service from web service support files10 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Advantages of HATS for mobile devices  Speed to market! – Easy development – Easy deployment  More ROI on those existing applications!  Easy integration with other systems  Deliver and enhance at your own pace  Increased productivity by delivering your terminal applications to any device, without rewriting or reinventing your application!  No more excuses! If your sales execs can play Angry Birds on the crapper, they can check in on their orders too!11 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Lessons learned, recommendations, tips and techniques  No direct to native application support  Cannot convert a HATS web project to a mobile project  Target specific needs for screen customizations  Devices are different, experience is different  Depending on the target device, you may not want to use the HATS mobile project. iPad and Android tablets are better suited to a traditional HATS web project12 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation For more information on how we can help you improve your interfaces, increase user productivity, and accelerate your SOA, contact us at sales@strongback.us, or call us at 904.351.6658. Subscribe to our blog at http://feeds.feedburner.com/StrongbackConsulting Discover us at: http://www.strongback.us Socialize with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/StrongbackConsulting13 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation Email: info@strongback.us14 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. The Premier Event for Software and Systems Innovation www.strongback.us© Copyright IBM Corporation 2012. All rights reserved. The information contained in these materials is provided for informational purposes only, and is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind,express or implied. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, these materials. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall havethe effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBMsoftware. References in these materials to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilitiesreferenced in these materials may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or featureavailability in any way. IBM, the IBM logo, Rational, the Rational logo, Telelogic, the Telelogic logo, and other IBM products and services are trademarks of the International Business MachinesCorporation, in the United States, other countries or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. 15 © 2012 IBM Corporation

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