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About This Book

This book presents background material that is important to know when writing server-side code for an InterSystems IRIS® application. It consists of the following topics:

For a detailed outline, see the table of contents.

For information about related topics, see the following documents:

For demonstration purposes, this book refers to the Samples-Data sample ( You might find it helpful to download and set up this sample, but doing so is not necessary. If you do download the sample, InterSystems recommends that you create a dedicated namespace called SAMPLES (for example) and load samples into that namespace. For the general process, see Downloading Samples for Use with InterSystems IRIS.