Intro to the IBM Java toolbox

Date:Thursday, January 26, 2006
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Kim Button
Notes:Toolbox basics (PowerPoint, 3.87 MB)

The IBM Toolbox for Java is a set of Java classes and tools that are used for accessing iSeries data and resources from a Java program.

    In this presentation, you will learn:
  1. The basic components of the Toolbox
  2. How to call programs, access DB2/400 data, and access data queues in Java.
  3. How a Java program can access iSeries data
  4. Methods to identify when the Toolbox is useful.

If you're developing or planning to develop web applications on the iSeries this meeting is for you. The IBM Java toolbox provides developers an extra boost for completing web development projects. We are very pleased to have Kim Button presenting to our group and hope group members take advantage of the opportunity. Spend an evening with Kim and walk away with knowledge to help make your projects more successful.

What it is

The IBM Toolbox for Java is a library of Java classes supporting the client/server and internet programming model to an iSeries or AS/400 server. The classes can be used by Java applets, servlets, and applications to easily access server data and resources. The Toolbox does not require additional client support over and above what is provided by the Java Virtual Machine and JDK.

How it works

The IBM Toolbox for Java provides support similar to functions available when using the Client Access/400 APIs. It uses the OS/400 host servers that are part of the base OS/400 operating system to access data and resources on an iSeries or AS/400 system. Each of these servers runs in a separate job on the server, communicating with a Java client program using architected data streams on a socket connection. The socket interfaces are hidden from the Java programmer by the IBM Toolbox for Java classes. Since the socket connections are managed by Toolbox classes, Client Access/400 is not needed on the workstation.

Java Beans are provided for most public interfaces.

Visit IBM’s Java toolbox home page for additional information.

We look forward to seeing you the evening of Januray 26th.

About the Speaker

Kim Button
Kim Button

Kim Button is the team leader for the IBM Toolbox for Java. Her team is responsible for providing access to the data and resources on the iSeries from any platform that supports Java. Prior to this role, Kim was the lead developer for the Toolbox JDBC driver and assisted with the development and testing of the XSL-FO support. In January of 2003, Kim joined IBM Rochester as a software engineer. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS dual-major in Mathematics and Computer Science.