Wow, just when I thought things couldn't get any better,
I'm now part of a great team that is currently doing some
bleeding edge stuff in terms of web development.
What we have managed to do in the Northern Territory of
Australia is to get mainframe applications such as IJIS
(integrated justice information system) converted to a web
interface which basically means no more terminal screens!
Ok maybe this isn't such a new idea, but getting this to
work using a combination of IBM's Visual Age Generator
(VAG), Websphere and Macromedia's Ultra Dev, does make it
quite unique. Not to mention most of the web design has
been created using a combination of Java, Java-script and
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Now, whats a little different and apparently quite
bleeding edge by IBM's observations, is the fact that the
mainframe still runs as the backend but is now transparent
to the users as they do all their work via a web browser
IBM visited the N.T. and were very impressed with the
work that has already been undertaken. Special notice must
be given to Julius Marbella and Joanne Napier for their
current and continuos efforts thus far and helping to place
the N.T. on the world map.
I am very honoured to be part of this team as IBM have
gone back to the US and made special mention about what is
happening here in the N.T. There has also been many calls
and emails from around the world by programmers and web
designers querying how we have acheived this.
In my gov agency, myself and Angelito Lontoc have
already created a working web diary that has all the
functionality of the diary system available on the
mainframe. When I get time I will post some screen shots.
It's still currently in development but is looking very