Webservices Jargon Buster

About Webservices Jargon Buster

In this chapter we will look at a high level overview of Webservices: What is a webservice? What does a webservice do? How are webservices used on AS400, iSeries and IBM i Systems? What is the relationship between a Webserver and a Webservice?

September 18, 2021

First, let's explain what a webservice is. What a webservice Does. What a webservice looks like.

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Lets look at what a webservice is, how it connects to the internet and go through the basics of webservices on IBM i Systems.

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What is the difference between SOAP and REST on IBM i webservices? If you think that SOAP is something you wash your hands with, and REST is what you do after a long days work... then you've come to the right place.

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XML (eXtensionable Markup Language) is considered as cross platform standard for transferring data over Internet because it is understand by any hardware and software. The XML also describes the data. WSDL (Web Services Description Language) describes, publicly available methods provided by the web service. Let's look at these in more detail...

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I found this old blog from 2016 that has a neat overview of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) and how it used as part of a web-service. So, I recycled it into a lesson in this webservices memory jogger module:

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What is the difference between XML and JSON?

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