Have you ever deployed new WebSmart web applications or Presto screens but were disappointed when the users weren’t as pleased with the project as you were?
Web development projects fail for a variety of reasons. Stakeholders may not have been on the same page at the start of the project, failed to clearly communicate their expectations, or didn’t deliver complete specs.
The best way to overcome these issues is to have all stakeholders sign off on a visual representation of the application before development begins. This can be accomplished through creating prototypes with wireframes.
If you use WebSmart PHP to develop web applications on IBM i, your runtime application server is Zend Server. Attend our webinar on Thursday, February 13 at 12 PM EST to see how Zend Server 6 can help slash development and debug time, and tighten the overall application-centric development environment.
Zend’s Mike Pavlak will provide a live demonstration of the key features on an IBM i and answer questions about how Zend Server and PHP can improve your overall bottom line when modernizing applications and developing new ones.
Following Mike’s presentation, Marcel Sarrasin, BCD’s Product Manager, will show you why WebSmart PHP with Zend Server is the fastest way for IBM i programmers to develop PHP web applications.
WebSmart 10.1 is now available for download. This interim release includes a new mobile reflow table template, which you can use to develop PHP or ILE mobile web applications that display data in sortable columns.
Are you choosing a language to develop web applications on your IBM i? One of the most important factors you should look at is the integration with DB2 and other IBM i resources.
Attend this Zend-hosted webinar on Wednesday, January 22 at 12PM EST, where Mike Pavlak will discuss how PHP accesses information from DB2, RPG and COBOL programs, data areas and more. He’ll also explain why PHP is a great choice for RPG programmers to develop new web applications.
In the second half of this presentation, you’ll see how IBM i programmers can drastically reduce the PHP development cycle with WebSmart. The presentation will include a live demo of the WebSmart PHP templates that help you rapidly develop new desktop and mobile PHP applications.
Sign up now! Even if you can’t attend the live event, sign up anyway, and you’ll receive a link to the recording.
One of the challenges with mobile development is giving your applications a modern look and feel that meets users’ expectations. If you’re using WebSmart for mobile web development, you’re most likely already working with jQuery Mobile, which is used in the new mobile templates. It’s also possible to use jQuery Mobile with Presto to give your green screens an even more mobile-optimized UI.
Craig Pelkie and Marcel Sarrasin recently recorded an educational webinar on simplifying mobile web development with jQuery Mobile. jQuery Mobile is a free, touch-optimized web framework that makes it easy to create visually appealing mobile web applications. This webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.