April 11 SIRDUG Educational Seminar Featuring Linda Claussen
So you want to make your DB2 data and applications accessible from the
Web? Where do you start? How does it work? What are the components of
a DB2 web application topology? What is required for development?
Join us as we attempt to answer these and other critical questions in
utilizing the Web to access your current DB2 data and application
There is virtually nowhere you can look on the IT landscape without
seeing Web-enablement and e-commerce as major directives for system
integration. The emergence of the Internet as a business tool and the
technology to deploy business strategies that exploit the power of the
Internet represents a fundamental change in the IT environment for
most companies. The Internet is opening entirely new business models
and new ways to think about the value of IT.
WHEN? April 11 (Friday)
IBM Harris Blvd facility (Charlotte, NC) - See directions below
COST? $175 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.
Featured Speaker - Linda Claussen
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
9:00 - 11:45 - Linda Claussen "Web Enablement Cookbook"
11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch
12:50 - 3:30 - Linda Claussen "Web Enablement Cookbook (continued)"
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the deadline or register at the door, but the availability of presentation
handouts and lunch can not be guaranteed and confirmations will not be sent.
The meeting is in the IBM Harris Blvd facility
North bound on I-77 (from the Rock Hill direction): Turn right onto I-85
North and follow next directions.
On I-85 (coming from either direction): Take exit 45B onto Harris Blvd.
West Turn Left at 2nd stop light onto IBM Drive and follow directions below.
South bound on I-77 (from the Statesville direction)
Turn left onto Harris Blvd. East (exit 18)
Go approximately 6.3 miles to
the 10th stop light (counting the one at top of I-77 ramp)
Turn Right onto IBM Drive (Don't turn onto the IBM Drive at the 7th stop light).
Once on IBM Drive, Turn Right at 2nd drive. Go through gate (tell them
that you are here for a SIRDUG meeting). Look for the SIRDUG parking
sign on the right side of the road. We are to park in the lower
visitor parking lot. Enter the Visitors Lobby and follow the SIRDUG
signs to the Cafeteria Conference Room.
A frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, Linda's 30+ years
of experience spans the various roles of application developer,
project manager, Data Base Administration and Systems Programmer.
Linda's first exposure to DB2 started with DB2 1.1 and during the late
80ís and throughout the 90ís she has been actively engaged in
consulting and training assignments to large DB2 MVS and OS/390
environments. She has frequently worked with
new DB2 sites performing the initial DB2 install, providing training
and consulting to the Project Leader, DBAs and Application staff
responsible for the initial DB2 pilot project and conducting design
reviews to insure successful project implementation. Linda is
currently a principle of Claussen & Associates, a member of the IBM
DB2 GOLD Consultants program.
Web-enablement transforms existing applications into a Web
technology-based solution for both B2B and B2C endeavors.
Web-Enablement is the process of taking a business process, existing
systems and/or production databases, and allowing the people who need
to access it to do so - using web technology. In doing this, the
organization increases the speed and dexterity with which their
clients, partners and teams can access information and do business,
while reducing the associated cost of doing this.
There are many pieces when building an e-business application.
Initially, one can be overwhelmed trying to comprehend them all.
This 1-day session presents a simplified view of designing and
implementing user friendly WEB-browser accessible applications and
the four major components that make up web enabled application systems.
- Introduction to Internet/Intranet Technology
- Topology of a Web Application
- Clients (Presentation Layer)
- Web App Servers
- Infrastructure Services
- External Services
- Elements required to Develop Web-enabled applications
- Web-Enablement Implementation
"Web Enablement Cookbook" Outline
I. Introduction to Internet/Intranet Technology
Structure of the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Enhancing Business Communications
- OS/390 Configuration
- Gateway Configuration
- Workstation Configuration
Internet and WWW Resources
II. Topology of a Web Application
E-Business Application Challenges
Topology of a Web Application
Clients (Presentation Layer)
- Internet or Intranet enabled
- Communications with Web App Servers
- Thin vs. Fat Clients
- Major players (Windows .NET vs Sun/IBM J2EE)
Web App Servers
- Access Services
- Runtime Services
- Connection Services
Access to Existing Application
Access to Enterprise Data (concentration on DB2)
Access to External Processes
Key Elements to building Enterprise Application Interfaces
Critical nature of SCO (Server Code Objects)
III. Elements required to Develop Web-enabled Application
BPM (Business Process Model)
Development and Testing Tools & Requirements
Best Practices for Scalable, Reliable & Performance
- Multi-tier Infrastructure for e-business
- Scaling Techniques
- Common Pitfalls
IV. Web-Enablement Implementation
Note: DB2 is only 1 piece of the pie in developing Web applications. It is
critical that the DB2 professional understand the entire environment (at
least at a high level) to be able to participate in the development and
deployment of a web application. The critical nature of these applications
require well performing SQL, minimal network activity to perform data
access, scalable systems via the implementation of clusters, sysplex, DB2
data sharing, etc. Key DB2 elements will be addressed throughout, but in the
overall picture is only about 20% of the presentation.
Linda F. Claussen
Claussen & Associates, Inc.
2371 278th Street
Grand Mound, Iowa, 52751
Mobile: (319) 343-3216
Office: (319) 847-1985
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