Java on IBM System/i and AS/400

JT400We often need some help in our java development when we work with IBM mid-range systems. The jt400 toolkit is a great set of support features. Get your download from sourceForge of it here. The latest version, JTopen 7.9, was released 01/03/2012. For more details, see their sourceForge website here. It has a variety of support features we need when dealing with OS/400 internals. These include :

  • Database — JDBC (SQL) and record-level access (DDM)
  • Integrated File System
  • Program calls (RPG, COBOL, service programs, etc)
  • Commands
  • Data queues
  • Data areas
  • Print/spool resources
  • Product and PTF information
  • Jobs and job logs
  • Messages, message queues, message files
  • Users and groups
  • User spaces
  • System values
  • System status

Here is a list of FAQ from  website found here. These are mostly related to Toolbox for Java and JTOpen. IBM also offer a forum for the Toolbox here. It appears active as of march, 2013, so we might find some help on offer with tricky bits 🙂

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