October 19, 2010 Alex Woodie
ASNA is weeks away from delivering the first beta release of Wings, a new tool for transforming the icky 5250 green screens of IBM i applications into nice modern Web interfaces. The tool, which works by generating Microsoft ASP.NET controls from IBM i display files, uses the new Open Access RPG (OAR) Edition technology that IBM delivered with IBM i 7.1. Wings also provides a new entry point for Monarch, ASNA’s suite of RPG-to-.NET migration tools.
When it becomes available later this quarter, Wings will provide a way for customers to automatically convert their DDS display files into ASP.NET-based Web