OpenVMS Boot Camp 2015
 
Implementing Dynamic Web Pages on OpenVMS using Apache and DCL

Track: Programming

Speaker
TW Heim Jr, Grand Wazoo, Heim EnterpriZes


Description
Recent customer requirements included the implementation of web pages linked from their web site to display vehicle test information. The information to be displayed is located in Rdb databases on OpenVMS IA64 clusters behind our company firewall. Previously you may have heard me discuss how OpenVMS can be utilized for a Secure Web Services environment utilizing the Apache Web Server and gSoap. So, when the requirement for a secure web page to display vehicle test information was tasked to me I thought, “Why not use DCL?” As it turns out using DCL as a scripting language to build dynamic web pages is not as difficult as might be first imagined. You might think that you need to have an in-depth knowledge of HTML since there is no IDE for creating DCL web pages. Well, with a few clever tips which we will cover in this session you will see that it is not as difficult as you may have imagined. This session will cover using Java & JDBC to access Rdb databases, generating HTML and JavaScript code using DCL and configuring Apache and SSL on OpenVMS. A reasonable knowledge of DCL, Java/JavaScript and HTML programming will help understand the sample code being presented.

Experience Level
Intermediate