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IBM i Webservices – REST vs. SOAP

SOAP is a protocol – REST is an architectural style (a design for network-based software architectures) REST concepts are referred to as resources. A representation of a resource must be stateless. It is represented via some media type. Some examples of media types include XML, JSON, and RDF. Resources are manipulated by components. Components request […]

 
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How to Debug HTTPAPI RPG Programs – dsplnk ‘/tmp/httpapi_debug.txt’

If you are using the IBM i HTTPAPI (LIBHTTP) opensource utilities, you already realize how easy it is to talk to an internet webservice from within your IBM i RPG programs. But sometimes even the best laid plans go wrong and thats when you need to learn how about the “debug HTTPAPI webservices” function. Assuming […]

 
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IBM i Webservices Primer – SOAP or REST?

AS400 or iSeries webservices – Primer If you are reading this it’s probably because you are researching webservices, perhaps looking for an IBM i Webservices Primer and googled something like “what is the difference between SOAP and REST on IBM i webservices – please help me I am going insane“? http://bfy.tw/9ON0 Dont worry – help is […]

 
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An introduction to iSeries webservices

Web Services With Cobol Or RPG on IBM ISeries – Restful Php Web Services 1. Introduction Web Services and SOAP (or REST) are rapidly becoming state-of-art architectural approaches to allow the access of multiplatform and multilanguage systems, Many companies have legacy applications which represent a high investment and Web Services promise to allow their access […]

 
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What is a webservice and how does it work on an AS400, iSeries or IBM i Server?

A Web Service is a program that talks to *something* on the WEB. You might be asking yourself “What is a webservice?” or “What is an AS400 webservice?”. First of all, I am not going to rant about how its not an AS400 webservice, nor is it an iSeries webservice — it’s an IBM i […]

 
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Teaching an old AS400 dog new IBM i Tricks

Only ten years late, I’m finally getting involved with some Web Services from the AS400 (sorry IBM i – *cough*). Fantastically exciting stuff after my time in the AS400/Web Wilderness and not getting my hands really deep into any techie goo. Streaming data from a manufacturing production line straight to a website… oooh the excitement!! […]

 
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