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The KanDoIT company already has a strong web presence where customers can read sales and marketing information, company details, and contact KanDoIT departments and individuals directly. However, just like many companies, this information is general, seldom updated and likely to be old printed literature re-presented in HTML. To maintain customer business it’s time to take a step towards dynamically generated information that is directly relevant to individual customers—into the world of e-business.
The existing CICS application that handles business logic (as described in Part II) is to be re-used. It can now be easily connected to the Web using two new features of CICS TS for OS/390 Version 1.3—Java classes for CICS and Internet Inter-Orb Protocol (IIOP) support. How these technologies will form part of the overall solution is illustrated in Figure 6-3. In this setup, the CICS Java component acts as an account data server which communicates using IIOP with a client application which runs on a web server. The details of the client-side part of the component implemented on the web server are discussed in Part IV.
This chapter describes the background and design of the CICS Java component that will allow KanDoIT ...