Developing applications that need to connect with legacy IBM i systems is often seen as tricky as standards and languages have dramatically changed over time.
Wrappers offer a smart connectivity solution by converting data into formats compatible with both past and modern codes. Easier programming means better adoption for developers and shorter time-to market for modernization projects!
MXi offers a set of high level wrappers that connect IBM i legacy apps with software development
using modern languages (.Net, Java, Python, Ruby, PhP, Node.js) and with latest technologies (open source, cloud, mobiles, IA, RPA). Designed as a simple and competitive solution for incremental modernization, MXi provides native access to business data stored in IBM i systems, without prior knowledge of the legacy environment.
The Mainframe Integrator Suite’s MXi module offers a middleware and a set of high-level wrappers that provide direct access to various functions of an AS400 / IBM i server through a native connection or through REST APIs :
?executing commands and programs
?managing the print spooler
?managing the DataQueue
The technical design eliminates the need for a restrictive installation. The direct and native wrapping structure of the CO400 library allows the library to be interfaced quickly with various modern coding languages.
From a Linux or a Windows workstation, developers can enrich existing apps or create new web apps by using their favorite programming language’s wrapper:
?Delphi (see our Delphi/400 connector)
as well as Web Services/REST APIs available with the Mainframe Integrator Suite.