I have an architecture question. We can now run Java on a CICS region, but I have some questions regarding connectivity. We can connect to a mainframe via TCPIP. Based on research, we should be implementing Java classes using CORBA and IDL. In order for this to take effect their is this ORB that must reside on the Server and Client side correct? If so, what is it's limitation. We currently use a middle where with C++ that has 32k buffer limit to access mainframe data. Does this limit exist with and ORB. Can where have a Java Class on the Mainframe that Loads applets to a web browser? Has anyone tried this? Any issues converting ASCII to EBCDIC or since it's byte code it doesn't matter. Is their any other limitations or technologies that I should be exploring in trying to create web apps that access mainframe db2 and vsam files. Any ideas is greatly appreciated.
Buried in research.