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:
Defining and Using Classes describes how to create and work with classes and objects.
Using ObjectScript describes concepts and how to use the ObjectScript language.
Using InterSystems SQL describes how to use InterSystems SQL and where you can use this language.
Using Globals describes how to work with multidimensional arrays and globals.
InterSystems Programming Tools Index is a directory of the InterSystems classes, routines, bindings, and other programming tools, grouped by topic.
For demonstration purposes, this book refers to the Samples-Data sample (https://github.com/intersystems/Samples-DataOpens in a new window). 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.