Upcoming COMMON Webinar: Web Services and XML for RPGers
Presenter: Scott Klement, scottklement.com August 16, 2012 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Central Time - All-Day, Focused Education http://www.common.org/index.php/webinars
Web services have taken the world of IT by storm. Many RPG shops are planning to utilize them either as a consumer, for example to track UPS shipments, or as a provider, to provide an alternative interface to existing application functionality. One of the core technologies in a web service is XML. In this seminar, Scott will provide an introduction to the world of web services, explaining how they work and demystifying some of the buzz-words like SOAP, REST, XML and WSDL. He will also explain the structure of an XML document, and terms like tag, element and attribute. After studying the basics of XML and web services, you will learn how to parse XML with RPG's built-in XML-INTO and XML-SAX opcodes, as well as Scott's open source HTTPAPI tool kit. Then you will learn how an RPG program can be used as a web service, and finally how web services can be accessed (or "consumed") by an RPG program utilizing Scott's free HTTPAPI tool. The session provides code examples of all of the functions discussed, and provides live demos.
* Understand XML and how to read and write XML from RPG
* Understand Web Services, and how to provide them from RPG
* Understand how to call Web Services from RPG
About Scott Klement:
Scott Klement is the I.T. Manager and Senior Programmer at Klement Sausage Co, Inc. He is also a senior technical editor for System iNEWS magazine (formerly known as NEWS/400). His efforts to help RPG programmers improve their skills have earned Scott many awards and accolades. Scott lives with his wife and son in Milwaukee, WI.
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