Removing the Confusion from Websphere or What the Hell is Websphere
Alison Butterill & Linda Cole, IBM

September 16th, 2003 FASUG Meeting

IBM's WebSphere Family of products is designed for eBusiness. But, how did the industry arrive here? Why are we doing Java, Java Server Pages and Servlets? Is WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries only for Java programmers?

This session will discuss the technologies that have led us to implementing eBusiness with a combination of Java and RPG. We will show you the steps that you can take to modernize your skills and development environment. And no .... WDSC is not just for Java programmers. There are wizards and smartguides that are imbedded in many of the components to help iSeries programmers create web applications with minimal coding!! As your skills grow and evolve, your development tools will continue to support your activities. Come and be amazed by the wealth of options that WDSC can provide to a developer.

Alison Butterill is an IBM Certified Consulting I/T Specialist working for the IBM Software Development Lab in Toronto, Canada. She has worked in the mid-range area for more than 20 years holding a wide variety of positions at IBM, from field support to Technical Education. For more than 7 years, Alison has worked for the Toronto Development Lab as a Technical Advocate for the latest AD Tooling.

Throughout her career, Alison has been a specialist in the areas of Application Development and Database. Alison is a frequent speaker at both North American and European COMMON Conferences, and has won numerous speaker medals. She is a frequent speaker at user group meetings and other events around the world and holds numerous Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON North America.

Linda Cole is a Certified Consulting AS/400 Sales Specialist. She currently works in the IBM Toronto Lab as a member of the AS/400 Application Development Tools team. She has worked with IBM in the midrange marketplace since 1979, in technical support, implementation, education, consulting and sales roles. Linda is a frequent speaker at COMMON, Users Groups and Technical Conferences.

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