An application is a group of procedures and other components that work together to achieve a common goal, such as an online ordering system (like an e-commerce site). An application can be distributed across many servers, access varied data sources, and support multiple users.
When you are ready to begin developing an application, your first step is to create a WebFOCUS Maintain project. A project is the highest level object that you can create with WebFOCUS Maintain. When you deploy your project to a WebFOCUS Server, your project becomes an application.
You can create WebFOCUS Maintain projects in both WebFOCUS Developer Studio and the Maintain Development Environment. The procedure is the same:
By default, the directory name is the same as the project name. You can typically find this directory in \ibi\apps folder (also known as the APPROOT folder).
Developer Studio creates a briefcase for your project in the Explorer window.