Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

EAGLE. Presentation summary 1. What is EAGLE? 2. A little history 3. What EAGLE does now 4. A simple EAGLE page 5. The future of EAGLE 6. Discussion 7.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "EAGLE. Presentation summary 1. What is EAGLE? 2. A little history 3. What EAGLE does now 4. A simple EAGLE page 5. The future of EAGLE 6. Discussion 7."— Presentation transcript:

1 EAGLE

2 Presentation summary 1. What is EAGLE? 2. A little history 3. What EAGLE does now 4. A simple EAGLE page 5. The future of EAGLE 6. Discussion 7. Conclusion EAGLE

3 What is eagle? EAGLE is a set of CICS programs that provides a TCP-enabled application, development, control, and communications environment. EAGLE

4 What is eagle? IBM’s CICS * is the world’s most reliable, robust, and speedy customer information system. EAGLE

5 What is eagle? However, CICS is primarily a mainframe application and has inherited some communications interface issues: EAGLE

6 What is eagle? It was never designed to talk via any interface except SNA. EAGLE

7 What is eagle? It was never designed to talk via any interface except SNA. Data access was often tightly linked to display logic. EAGLE

8 What is eagle? In short, while CICS provides fast, robust access to data, this access has been restricted by a simplistic, antiquated interface. EAGLE

9 A little history To understand what EAGLE does, it would be helpful to understand the problems it was originally created to solve. EAGLE

10 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE

11 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE UF is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university. With more than 46,500 students, UF is among the five largest universities in the nation.

12 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE In the middle 1990s, the popularity of the World Wide Web made the Web browser an ideal method for students to access their registration functions and information.

13 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE However, access methods had not kept pace with the exponential growth of the Internet. The only practical way to provide Web interaction with CICS data at this time was via “screen- scraping”.

14 A little history EAGLE SNA 3270 (“Dumb Terminal”) OS/390

15 A little history EAGLE TCP client (WWW, e.g) OS/390 AgentSoftware(Middleware) Webserver TCP NT or UNIX or OS/2 SNA TCP

16 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE At great expense, UF installed one of these “screen-scraping” systems to provide students with a Web interface to UF’s legacy CICS resources. It was… less than successful. However, the lessons learned in the process of implementation proved invaluable in developing EAGLE later on.

17 A little history Once upon a time in the swamplands of North Florida… EAGLE The first public iteration of EAGLE delivered student’s grades in the spring of Soon after that initial success, nearly all student registration functions were Web-enabled as EAGLE-powered applications.

18 What eagle does now EAGLE method EAGLE TCP client (WWW, e.g) OS/390 Webserver (more) EAGLE CICS TCPTCP

19 What eagle does now EAGLE method EAGLE OS/390 Fast– uses much fewer resources than screen-scraping Flexible– extends functionality into any TCP-enabled architecture (more) EAGLE CICS

20 What eagle does now EAGLE method EAGLE OS/390 Stable– billions of pages have been delivered in production applications Secure– uses existing authentication / authorization (more) EAGLE CICS

21 What eagle does now EAGLE method EAGLE OS/390 Powerful– intuitive Web GUI helps cut development time Scalable– architecture allows increase in system power without creating “server farms” (more) EAGLE CICS

22 What eagle does now EAGLE EAGLE includes powerful application development tools:

23 What eagle does now EAGLE EAGLE includes powerful application development tools: EAGLE Server Pages (ESP), a mainframe-side database access engine

24 What eagle does now EAGLE EAGLE includes powerful application development tools: EAGLE Server Pages (ESP), a mainframe-side database access engine Built-in HTML generator

25 What eagle does now EAGLE EAGLE includes powerful application development tools: EAGLE Server Pages (ESP), a mainframe-side database access engine Built-in HTML generator Server-side processing language (EMU)

26 What eagle does now EAGLE EAGLE includes powerful application development tools: EAGLE Server Pages (ESP), a mainframe-side database access engine Built-in HTML generator Server-side processing language (EMU) Other tools: diagnostics, development, et c.

27 What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE

28 What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE ISIS (Registrar) Student Financial Affairs Reitz Union Fine Arts Document Imaging

29 What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE Alumni site Housing Portal interface

30 What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE FACTS Central Site (communications) Transcripts Audits Degree Shopping Admissions Application

31 What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE Roles-based access control Global session manager Calendaring Portal [more]

32 User reports formatting and display Referring Physicians Mobile access Tutorial generator Secure messaging What eagle does now EAGLE currently has four main production implementations: EAGLE

33 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? EAGLE

34 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? The core object in EAGLE is the Page Definition. EAGLE

35 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? The Page Definition defines  the name of the page  where dynamic data (if any) lives  what programs (if any) are invoked EAGLE

36 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? When you create an Page Definition, you have created an EAGLE page… but there is nothing on it! EAGLE

37 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? Text is placed on an EAGLE page in one of two ways: EAGLE

38 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? Text is placed on an EAGLE page in one of two ways: Static data is placed on the Layout page… EAGLE

39 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? Text is placed on an EAGLE page in one of two ways: …dynamic data placement is specified with an anchor. EAGLE

40 Y Y N

41 A simple EAGLE page How do I create a page in EAGLE? You specify data access type in this field on the Page Definition. EAGLE

42 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE How do I create a page in EAGLE?

43 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example For a simple Web page, start with the Page Definition object. EAGLE Skip to ESPLive Demo

44 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE

45 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE Set the Data Access field to “Not EAGLE” as shown. This tells EAGLE that this page will not be accessing dynamic CICS data.

46 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

47 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example Next, create a Page Layout object with the same name… EAGLE

48 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

49 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example …and add some text to it. EAGLE

50 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

51 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE To see the results of your code, click Run.

52 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

53 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example For more impact, add HTML to your Page Layout. EAGLE

54 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

55 A simple EAGLE page An EAGLE example EAGLE

56 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE EAGLE Server Pages (ESPs) allow you to easily place and format query results on an EAGLE page.

57 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE To make a page that uses the ESP engine, first create an ESP Layout object…

58 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE

59 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE …then add the ESP code. For our example, presume the query returns “Tom”, “Jan”, and “Bob”.

60 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE

61 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE

62 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE

63 A simple EAGLE page EAGLE

64 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE Go to the Page Definition and specify that this is an ESP page by choosing “EAGLE Server Page” in the Data Access dropdown…

65 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE

66 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE …then specify the name of the ESP Layout to use in the Page Definition Data Template field…

67 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE

68 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE …and finally add the anchor &PAGEDATA; on the Page Layout to tell EAGLE where to put the results from the ESP query.

69 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE

70 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE Click Run to see the results:

71 A simple EAGLE page An ESP example EAGLE

72 Discussion EAGLE

73 Finally Conclusion EAGLE " Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate" (Occam's Razor)

74 Finally Conclusion EAGLE This presentation has covered only the very basics of what EAGLE can do.

75 Finally Conclusion EAGLE EAGLE provides fast, secure, scalable Web access to existing CICS data and applications…

76 Finally Conclusion EAGLE …as well as an intuitive GUI application development interface to enable rapid deployment of new applications.

77 Finally Conclusion EAGLE Learn more about EAGLE and EAGLE Server pages at the EAGLE Web site: eagle.ufl.edu

78 EAGLE *IBM, OS/390, DB2, CICS, 3270, OS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines.


Download ppt "EAGLE. Presentation summary 1. What is EAGLE? 2. A little history 3. What EAGLE does now 4. A simple EAGLE page 5. The future of EAGLE 6. Discussion 7."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google