These technical articles were originally published in the Architects Corner section of our customer magazine, the LANSA Review. The articles are written by key LANSA staff and cover development strategies and new product trends.

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Mobile applications and data security

Visual LANSA version 14 is a game changer for web application development

Web application development is more complex today than in the past, and today's modern applications are expected to deliver so much more. This article discusses why Visual LANSA is a game-changer for web development and how it can simplify application development, automate much of the development effort, and produce web applications that look and behave like desktop applications.

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Web Application Development
Mobile applications and data security

Mobile applications and data security

Businesses are quick to capitalize on mobile technology in innovative and creative ways, both to please their customers and stay competitive in the marketplace. This article explores the challenges and solutions to developing and deploying secure mobile applications that ensure adequate protection of business information, while still allowing for user privacy and rapid rollout.

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Mobile App Development
Why go mobile and why choose LongRange

Why go mobile and why choose LongRange

The uptake of mobile technology in the business world is rapidly increasing as companies use mobile apps to streamline business processes and improve productivity. Building a mobile app is a new programming experience, especially for traditional RPG and COBOL IBM i developers. LongRange, a mobile app development product from LANSA, provides a bridge that transforms IBM i applications into apps for mobile devices.

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Mobile App Development
Building business applications for mobile devices

Building business applications for mobile devices

These days almost everyone has a mobile device. How do you design mobile applications and what tools do developers need? Will the existing methodology for application life cycle management be adequate for mobile applications? This article is a primer on designing, developing and managing business applications for mobile devices and suggests issues to consider.

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Mobile App Development
Where do frameworks fit in application development?

Where do frameworks fit in application development?

Frameworks are everywhere. Frameworks are available for almost every part of software development and they are not exclusive to the IT industry. Medicine, banking and insurance all have risk assessment frameworks. Education uses learning frameworks, companies are measured by quality frameworks and the USA Department of Defense has a framework for enterprise architecture. Why are frameworks popular? Where do they apply in software development? How can frameworks help to reduce cost and boost productivity?

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Application Development
Leveraging IBM i resources with LANSA Open for .NET

Leveraging IBM i resources with LANSA Open for .NET

Combining data from IBM i and Microsoft Windows can be a difficult undertaking, as it requires knowledge of both. There are a number of products available that claim to narrow the gap between the IBM i and Windows platforms, such as 5250 emulators, screen scrapers and ODBC/JDBC data access tools. What we need is an effective mechanism for mixed development environments to share resources. This article discusses how LANSA Open for .NET lets companies that develop with .NET tools incorporate resources from the IBM i.

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.NET
Leveraging Microsoft .NET technologies with LANSA

Leveraging Microsoft .NET technologies with LANSA

LANSA has long used Microsoft's core technologies to drive advances in its application development and integration tools, so an obvious question to ask is, "What is LANSA doing about leveraging .NET?" LANSA is advancing its tools along the .NET 'evolutionary tree' on several fronts.

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.NET
Why worry about integration?

Why worry about integration?

Integration is a complex task spanning networks, hardware platforms, operating systems, programming languages, databases, applications and business entities. Integration is a necessary component for managing information when you operate more than one application. However, integration will become just another large and complex application, unless implemented as a component in an overall information management solution.

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Integration
Transaction Document Processing with LANSA Composer

Transaction Document Processing with LANSA Composer

LANSA Composer's transport, transformation and process orchestration features provide a very flexible and code-free framework that can be used to solve almost any type of Business Process Integration (BPI) challenge. LANSA Composer simplifies the task of building processes with the addition of ready-made transaction document processes.

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Business Process Integration
EDI
LANSA Composer: Code-free Business Process Integration

LANSA Composer: Code-free Business Process Integration

LANSA Composer brings the power of BPI technology to enterprises that want to automate and integrate business processes with external trading partners or between internal applications. LANSA Composer is a highly visual environment for designers and business analysts rather than developers, which provides a simple way for non-programmers to make use of core LANSA Integrator services.

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Business Process Integration
EDI
Implementing SOAP Web Services with LANSA Integrator

Implementing SOAP Web Services with LANSA Integrator

This is a brief outline of how to implement Web services using LANSA Integrator. Web services are just one of the many "Java services" you can rapidly integrate into your IBM i, Windows or Linux business applications with LANSA Integrator.

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Application Development
LANSA Integrator Remote Function Invocation

LANSA Integrator Remote Function Invocation

LANSA Integrator Remote Function Invocation (RFI) is middleware that makes remote integration as easy as coding with local objects. The Java client developer creates and works with local objects and then sends these objects to the remote LANSA Java Service Manager (JSM) server, the remote service uses a local copy of these objects to supply data to the host program. The host program can also create new objects and return a copy to the Java client program for local processing.

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Application Development
Rapid Windows and Web Development with Visual LANSA Framework

Rapid Windows and Web Development with Visual LANSA Framework

The Visual LANSA Framework is a design framework that empowers your business focused developers to create highly graphical Windows and Web applications. The learning curve is short, productivity is high and the applications are world class. Until now, many developers have found Windows development complex and hard to deploy. Many of you have told us that you find it difficult to migrate your existing 5250 applications to Windows or the Web successfully.

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Application Development
Protect your data once and for all

Protect your data once and for all

Managing data is easier when the data definitions and business rules are centrally defined outside the program code. If any of the definitions or rules need to be changed, you only have to make that change in one place! LANSA provides tools, collectively called the LANSA Repository, that describe, store and deploy data definitions and their related business rules.

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Application Development