Topic: Practical Web Services for RPG

Date:Wednesday, June 24th 2009
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Your Computer with Internet Access
Webconference Center
Phone number:
1-877-421-0038 Pass Code 941422
Speaker:Tim Rowe
Meeting presentation (PDF)

Introducing the IBM i integrated Web services server for RPG.

We have all heard the hype surrounding Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). But what truly are the benefits for i? You would think that you should be able to implement a Web service on an IBM i system without having to hire a cadre of consultants, right?

The integrated Web services server greatly simplifies the process of externalizing ILE (RPG/COBOL) business logic as a service via the IBM i Web Administration GUI.

This simplification has been accomplished by abstracting the hidden complexities of Web services and extending the ILE programming model to allow an IBM i administrator to directly externalize various ILE business tasks as services.

The IBM i has newly integrated a Web services server for ILE (RPG & COBOL) and embeds the latest SOA technologies on i. This presentation will demonstrate the simplicity and power of the IBM integrated Web services for i technologies.

Whether you are a programmer, an IBM i administrator or someone who just wants to understand how SOA and Web services really work on i, this presentation will remove much of the mystery and make Web services something you can utilize in your company.

IBM i is made for business. It is a rock-solid and proven. And now with the IBM integrated Web services for i support there is no reason for you to not hop on the bandwagon that is Web services and SOA. You will be surprised how easy it is.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, attendees will understand how to:

  1. Compile RPG/COBOL code to embed Web Services information with the Service/Program.
  2. Demonstrate the simplicity of Create, Deploy and Testing a Web service with IBM integrated Web services server on i with 8 Step Wizard.
  3. Consume services with the i5/OS ILE programs including RPG/COBOL.

About the Speaker

Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe has been working with IBM for 19+ years within the IBM i family in Rochester , Minnesota . He spent many years working on the Work Management portion of the operating system before moving into Web based middle ware on IBM i eight years ago. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer with technical leadership responsibilities for integrating Web based middle ware into the IBM i operating system. These responsibilities include the IBM HTTP Server, Web Administration GUI interface, Integrated Web Application Server for i, and Web Service Server for i. He is also a COMMON Subject 2Matter Expert for Web applications.