Passing data between a JSP page and servlet using JSON and JQuery (part 1)

JavaScript Object Notation, or JSON for short, is a human-readable and compact way to exchange data between systems.  JSON has been referred to as a fat-free alternative to XML.

There are lots of websites that explain the pros and cons to using XML vs. JSON so I won’t go into that here.  Rather, I’ll give a brief but complete example of how to Continue reading

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Using InfoReport to learn about Windchill objects

PTC includes a useful shell script in the Windchill/bin folder named InfoReport.sh (Unix) or InfoReport.bat (Windows) that can be used to learn about the internal fields and methods of various Windchill objects.

The script uses introspection to interrogate a Java class and create a text file report containing Continue reading