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This is documentation for Caché & Ensemble. See the InterSystems IRIS version of this content.

For information on migrating to InterSystems IRIS, see Why Migrate to InterSystems IRIS?

About This Book

This book introduces Zen, the InterSystems framework for web application development.

This book contains the following sections:

  • Introducing Zen” summarizes Zen product features and where to find examples and support.

  • Zen Tutorial” demonstrates how to create some simple web pages using Zen.

  • Zen Application Concepts” provides background information for Zen application development.

  • Zen Component Concepts” explains how to control layout, style, and behavior for Zen pages.

  • Zen Layout” explores web page layout issues, featuring groups and panes.

  • Zen Style” explores web page style issues, featuring CSS and HTML.

  • Zen Wizards” introduces Studio tools for working with Zen.

There is also a detailed table of contents.

The following books provide related information:

  • Using Zen Components describes each of the built-in Zen components for web application development.

  • Using JSON in Caché describes how to use the %Object and %Array classes, which provide support for JSON, which is a useful format to ship data between client and server.

  • Developing Zen Applications explores programming issues and explains how to extend the Zen component library with custom code and client-side components.

  • Using Zen Reports explains how to generate reports in XHTML and PDF formats based on data stored in Caché.

For general information, see Using InterSystems Documentation.