Raising the Bar - Using SOAP Web Services in RPG with IBM's Integrated Web Services

Charles Guarino, Central Park Data Systems, Inc.

March 20, 2012 FASUG Meeting

Session Abstract:
The Internet abounds with available services using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). The process of consuming these services from your programs is a bit tricky, that is until you use one of IBM's latest tools WSDL2RPG, which is a component of Integrated Web Services (IWS). This tool does the heavy lifting for you and sets up an entire environment with a callable RPG service program.

And the best part is this: At V5R4 and above, this tool is FREE! Refuse to be intimidated!

In this session we'll work with the tool and review step-by-step the process of testing and consuming a SOAP web service and displaying its information in a working RPG display program. Learn how you can leverage this technology so your applications can explode beyond your own four walls and gain access to vast information resources on the web in real-time. Here is a great place to start your learning - http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/software/iws/documentation.html

RPG programmers who want to incorporate web services into their enterprise applications, regardless if the service provider is around the block or across the globe.

Our Speaker:

With an IT career spanning over 25 years, Charles Guarino has been an enterprise application consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island based IBM midrange consulting company. He has published numerous technical and strategic articles for the IT community and speaks each year at conferences and user groups across the country. He was inducted into COMMON's Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame in 2008 and also selected as one of LISTnet's Long Island's Twenty Top Techies for 2009. Charles is currently a COMMON Application Development Subject Matter Expert and President and monthly Q&A host of LISUG, a Long Island IBM System i Users Group. http://www.linkedin.com/in/guarinocharles

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