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AllFusion
®

2E

Product Update


William Hunt, Product Manager

Computer Associates

Columbus, Ohio

Session 2A


Session Abstract


A snapshot of the current state of AllFusion 2E,
what we plan to deliver next and where we plan
to go in the future with regards to iSeries market
trends as well as current customer needs. This
session will be delivered by CA AllFusion 2E
product management.




Speaker Bio


William Hunt has served as the
Product Manager for AllFusion
2E and AllFusion Plex since
2000


Previous experience as Release
Manager and Build Manager,
bringing a combination of
marketing and development
experience


B.A. in
Communications/Journalism:
Louisiana State University, 1987


Well, We Finally Made It Here!


State and County Government
Agencies


Financial Institutions


Insurance Solution Providers


Healthcare Solution Providers


Charitable Organizations


Manufacturing and Distribution


Food Distributors


Retail Companies


Independent Software Vendors


Systems Integrators


IT Service Providers

….to name a few!







It’s 2005….and look
who uses 2E!

Agenda


Modernization and Trends


AllFusion 2E Release Timeline


AllFusion 2E r8.1 Highlights


AllFusion 2E Going Forward


CA and the AllFusion 2E Community


Summary and Questions


Modernization and Trends

Application Development Market Needs


The Need to Be Cost Effective

-
Integrating Applications as opposed to building from
scratch

-
IT Needs to Demonstrate Overall Business Value


The Need to Be More Productive

-
Faster development with fewer developers

-
Reduce Overall Project Life Cycle Time


The Need to Respond to Ongoing Changes

-
Simplified Maintenance

-
Rapid Adoption of New Technologies


The Need to
Modernize

applications!

-
Provide a new graphical interface for applications

-
Integrate new technologies into AD efforts (i.e.
WebSphere Application Server, J2EE)

-
Development of new applications for use
internally/externally

-
Adapt a large suite of programs….without having to
rebuild those proven effective over the course of the last
decade or so!

Application Development Market Needs

Future Development



New interfaces

-
Web Browsers


Adoption of Web Service, EJB components


Streamlined toolsets


Streamlined skill sets

-
How much Java, WebSphere, etc. training can
organizations really afford?

2E Development under CA


New interfaces

-
Web Option released in 2001


Adoption of Web Service, EJB components

-
EJB Option released in 2003


Streamlined toolsets and skill sets

-
Historically a selling point and proven benefit for
AllFusion 2E

Web

The iSeries Development Roadmap

5250

5250

Web

Web

Web

5250

Web
Services

Web
Services

Web
Services

RPG

RPG

RPG

RPG

Java

EJB

PDM

Remote
System
Explorer

Remote
System
Explorer

Remote
System
Explorer

iSeries Java
Tools

iSeries Java
Tools

WebFacing

iSeries Web
Tools

iSeries Web
Tools

iSeries Web
Tools

iSeries EJB,
J2EE Tools

Host Access
Transformation
Server

Current

Tools

UI

Architecture

Portability

Scalability

Our Goal with AllFusion 2E….


Continue to provide our customers with
powerful means to deliver applications for the
eServer i5 platform


Continue to provide our customers with options
to modernize these applications


Continue to provide customer
-
focused
enhancements and high priority fixes to the
base product

At the End of the 2E Day…


AllFusion 2E:

-
Addresses The Need to Be Cost Effective

-
Addresses The Need to Be More Productive

-
Addresses The Need to Respond to Ongoing Changes

-
Addresses The Need to Modernize 5250 Applications

-
CA is committed to ongoing support of the AllFusion
2E community

The Life and Times of 2E

The Brand Name Game


1987


Synon/2E

launched into market


1998


COOL:2E

6.0 launched into market


2001


Jasmine Developer 2E 7.0+

launched into market


2002


Advantage

2E 8.0 launched into market


2004


AllFusion 2E r8.1

launched into market

AllFusion


-

周攠䍁
brand for Life Cycle
Management products

Release Timeline

2005

2004

2006

2003

2002

2001

AllFusion


2E r8.1

Advantage


2E 8.0

AllFusion


2E r8.1 SP1

and going and going and going and going and going and going and going and going an

2007

Jasmine Developer 2E 7.0+

Web Option Launched

EJB Option Launched

AllFusion


2E keeps going and going and going and going and going and going and go

AllFusion

2E


r8.1 Overview


Numerous
base tool

enhancements


Support for Triggers


Java Proxy Web Services Consumption (with
AllFusion Joe)


Enhanced EJB Option


Enhanced Web Option


DBCS Enabling


Release Compatibility for Translator

AllFusion 2E r8.1


What’s New!

What are Triggers?


A program automatically executed by the database


Triggered by a database i/o operation

-
Create, read, update etc.


Benefits:

-
Enforcing business rules regardless of application being
run

-
Simplifying maintenance

-
Improving performance of client/server applications

Triggers in 2E r8.1


Single, shipped “Trigger Router” inserted into each
database file


Trigger Router calls generated Trigger Functions


New TRGFUN function type


Benefits:

-
No specialized trigger programming required

-
Simplified development and testing

-
Simplified deployment since only the Trigger Router
needs to be inserted.

-
Trigger Router unaffected by changes to Trigger
Functions

2E r8.1 Tool Usability Enhancements


V5R3 support


F9=Parameters added to “Edit message function
details”


YDOCMDLFLD provides additional data



F9=Create added to Edit Array


Usage & reference display now includes User
defined options.


2E r8.1 Tool Usability Enhancements


Warning messages sent before license expiration



Don’t generate null output fields


Usages for a PHY ACP show *NONE usages


Edit Action


Condition

-
* defaults to Base field


Customer Issues fixed


More than 80 issues fixed for the base product and
the Toolkit


More than 80 issues fixed for the Web Option


More than 30 issues fixed for the EJB Option

-
Release summary document available on
SupportConnect lists and highlights all of these
fixes/enhancements

2E r8.1 EJB Option Enhancements


PRTFILs and EXCUSRPGMs can be wrappered as EJBs


Wrapper any i5/OS program as an EJB


Usability improvements

-
Package statement generated automatically via AllFusion Joe

-
Easier to define multiple methods per EJB


Performance improvements

-
iSeries Connection Pooling


New AllFusion Joe 4.0 release supported


Latest Websphere, JBOSS version support


Other EJB Option fixes and enhancements

2E r8.1 Web Services Creation


Builds on EJB Option


Deployment time options in AllFusion Joe


Supports major J2EE application servers

-
Websphere, JBoss

2E r8.1 Web Services Consumption

3 Main Parts:


Builds on AllFusion Joe Web Services consumption feature


New YGENWSPXY command

-
Takes Java interfaces created by Joe

-
Creates i5/OS ILE program to call Web Service


New WSPXY function type

-
Model definition acts as “proxy” to the web service

-
Enables call to web service from 2E Action Diagram


2E r8.1 Web Option

Improved 5250 web
-
enablement:


Cascading style sheets


Improved multi
-
language support

-
Includes option to externalize drop
-
down list literals


More model
-
level integration


Enhanced scripting capabilities

-
Extended syntax


Many other fixes and enhancements


Ideas

for future development:


Removal of interactive requirement for Web Option


Generation of JSP templates for EJB Option


Java integration facilities


Enhance array support


Enhance SQL support


Enhance PRTFIL/PRTOBJ support


Let us know your thoughts and ideas…..



Beyond Version 8.1…..

CA and the 2E Community

User Groups R Us

-
EDGE


Forum still out there for ongoing communication with
the base!


Forum used very successfully for alpha/beta
programs


E
-
mail announcements for product events


EDGE North America at CA World 2005

-
Several User Groups Among Our
Partners/Distributors


Looking to more actively promote the events and
meetings for these groups

Events and Promotions



Customer road show events in North America


Education Courses Updated


CA World 2005


COMMON in North America


Web Seminars


Newsletters


Training Events


Business Value Stories

Session Summary

Session Summary


AllFusion 2E Drives On

-
Emphasis on continuing to provide our customers with
the best tools possible to develop and maintain eServer
i5
-
based applications

-
Emphasis on continuing to provide ways for our
customers to modernize their systems

-
Emphasis on enhancements to the base tool based on
customer input:
SupportConnect.ca.com


Questions?