Category Archives for "Webservice"

Mar 08

Gravityforms write to SQL with the WPDB plugin

This week I ‘ave mostly been… trying to create a Gravity Form to allow users to pay for a Memberpress subscription using Stripe and then login and immediately get access to the subscribed content. Apart from that, I want to store my form data so I can review the new customer information from my SQL […]

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Feb 02

Playing with Secure (SSL) FTP on IBM i Power System

Or as the grey haired folks would say “How to configure the ISERIES FTP server to use SSL” or as the geriatric brigade would say “making the AS400 talk using that newfangled secure FTP nonsense“. But of course, we know those old computers dont exist anymore and we know that some old people are crazy… […]

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Jan 19

Programming standards for debugging RPG Webservices

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Debugging RPG Webservices can be a pain in the proverbial; finding the IBM i background jobs that are running the REST Service, starting job service mode to get at the program variables and then discovering that the program was not compiled with DBGVIEW(*SOURCE) so you cant see the variables anyway. #aaaargh Debugging IBM i Webservices […]

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Oct 11

IBM i Server job QZRCSRVS is a mouthful of wiggly worms

QZRCSRVS is the Remote Command/Distributed Program Call host server. Quite a mouthful to say. Try and say QSRCSRVS with a mouthful of frozen peas – you will spill a lot. #trustme. QZRWRVRSRCSRRCSRS is a web-service that basically receives authenticated requests (from other systems out there in cloud land) to run commands or to call programs on […]

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Sep 18

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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Sep 02

How can I learn modern RPG using ILE or Free Form?

First of all – if there was a quick and easy solution to “how to quickly become a productive RPG IV and ILE programmer” then all of us old AS400, iSeries and IBM I developers would have gobbled up that solution in double quick time. But, it really is much easier than it seems. Modern […]

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Aug 01

Use substring in RPGLE SQL Statements

So, I had to make a little change to an RPG4 program to let it respond to a new parameter being passed into it via JSON. This value had to be stored in the first character of a field in a physical file in the database. Simple Logic and we want it done quick, efficient, […]

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Jul 30

What’s the best Free RPG Editor?

If you are reading this blog then chances are you are (a) an RPG Programmer and (b) using SEU to edit your code and (c) you are frustrated that SEU wont syntax check new RPG anymore! It’s time to leap into an RPG EDITOR or be pushed… RDi is bloody good but it’s also a very expensive code […]

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