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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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RPG example: store webservice reply XML or JSON in IFS

As an RPG Programmer you are probably writing a ton of code to talk to remote webservices out there in internet land. If you are just leaning webservice programming – here is a simple RPG CODE EXAMPLE which talks to a remote webservice (using the open source HTTP API)¬†and stores the reply from the webserice […]

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What does a WizDul do for a Web-Service?

I found this old word document that had a neat overview of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) and how it used as part of a web-service. Useful memory jogger: WSDL (pronounced “wiz’-dul”) …is an XML-based interface definition language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a web service. WSDL stands for Web Services […]

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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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RPGLE Webservices – RPGLE Converting Character to Numeric

I’m in the final stages of a fun project writing web-services to interface INFOR System21 (on an IBM i aka AS400) with ACSIS Visitrack (on Windows Server), we are consuming (receiving) and serving (sending) all data in a standard alphameric layout But… as any RPG programmer will know… the conversion between alpha to numeric is […]

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