I read this article (written by Scott Klement) a few years ago and it was a great intro to the principles of using a webservice to read data on another computer in the cloud. Fast forward to this week, and since I’ve just written a webservice control procedure, I was looking for this document to

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You know, I write about many aspects of website technology, how to build and use SEO, how to make money online and how to sell your own technology services., Since most of my posts are geared to the beginner level person who wants to learn more about SEO and/or handle the optimization of their site

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What is IBM i HTTPAPI? HTTPAPI is an IBM i library (LIBHTTP) containing a full set of API’s allowing any IBM i programmer to write webservices to read, write and tinker (those are technical terms) with cloud based applications. For example, you could use the HTTPAPI library to easily add some code to an RPG

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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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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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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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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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Lets start with this ‘REST vs SOAP is not the right question to ask you silly billy! 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.

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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 Wait. There might just be Ne. Drinking Tea. If you have read any

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Tinkering with one of my wordpress sites I noticed that Jetpack was unable to connect. The WordPress Jetpack Error says “Server unable to connect with my site http 404” which is nicely vague. Luckily, the excellent support guys over at ICDSOFT quickly gave me the solution: 1: Log into the control panel obviously your control

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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. This is when you need to learn how about the “debug HTTPAPI webservices” function. Assuming

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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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