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Tuesday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
37CS Analyze and Debug Web Applications Using the Chrome Console

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Included in the popular (and free!) Google Chrome web browser are some of the most useful front-end development and debugging tools you'll ever need.  Even IBM i programmers with little or no background in web development can find useful elements in these tools, as they provide a mechanism for understanding what's happening with just about any element on a web page.  They also provide an effective playground for learning web page design and programming.

In this session Rob will demonstrate how Chrome's integrated DevTools (aka, "The Console") can be used to interrogate data going between an IBM i and a front-end web application, view/debug source code, analyze visual elements and dig into other common aspects of a typical web page. The discussion will also include an introduction to basic JavaScript, JSON (Javascript Object Notation), and DOM (Document Object Model) concepts, which are key components to modern web and mobile apps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to access Chome DevTools (from Windows or Mac)

  • Understand the most common DevTools elements

  • Become familiar with basic concepts behind JSON and the DOM

This is session 600155

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Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Melrose | Third Floor
  • Session Content Level Beginner
  • Operating System IBMi
  • Audience: Anyone interested in web development or viewing/analyzing the basic technical construction of a web page.

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