Creating a basic ZIETrans project

Your company has character-based 3270 or 5250 applications (host applications) and has decided to provide an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) for those applications. This involves creating new applications that exchange data with the host and can be accessed by users through either a Web browser. ZIETrans protects your company's investment in its host applications while customers, business partners, and employees can access them easily using a modern GUI.

You have been assigned the task of creating a new application that provides a GUI for a host application. ZIETrans gives you the tools you need to do the job.

The information in this chapter gets you started. By following the procedure in this chapter, you will create a simple, working ZIETrans application that uses default values provided with the product. This chapter contains:

After completing this chapter, you can update or customize the application to make it fit the specific needs of your business.