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IBM i and the Internet

Welcome to Webservices

Do you want to learn how to write a webservice on your IBM i System?

Your business has applications where data has considerable value and can be monetized, given an easy-to-access API.

Internet APIs or web services are either SOAP-based or REST-based. However, REST has gained widespread recognition across the web as a simpler alternative to SOAP:

  • REST is designed to deliver content in the most straightforward manner
  • HTTP is accessible everywhere and secure

IBM i users have had the ability to deploy ILE programs and services programs as web services based on the SOAP and REST protocols using the integrated web services server support that is part of the operating system for several years now.

Let’s walk through the basics and then write some code examples…

Ready to learn?


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