Application Development for IBM CICS Web Services

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 27 January 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440310
ISBN-13: 9780738440316
IBM Form #: SG24-7126-02
(546 pages)

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Authors: O'Grady James, Ian Burnett, Jim Harrison, San Yong Liu, Xue Yong Zhang


This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on developing Web service applications in IBM CICS®. It takes the broad view of developing and modernizing CICS applications for XML, Web services, SOAP, and SOA support, and lays out a reference architecture for developing these kinds of applications.

We start by discussing Web services in general, then review how CICS implements Web services. We offer an overview of different development approaches: bottom-up, top-down, and meet-in-the-middle.

We then look at how you would go about exposing a CICS application as a Web service provider, again looking at the different approaches. The book then steps through the process of creating a CICS Web service requester.

We follow this by looking at CICS application aggregation (including 3270 applications) with IBM Rational® Application Developer for IBM System z® and how to implement CICS Web Services using CICS Cloud technology. The first part is concluded with hints and tips to help you when implementing this technology.

Part two of this publication provides performance figures for a basic Web service. We investigate some common variables and examine their effects on the performance of CICS as both a requester and provider of Web services.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Overview of Web services
Chapter 2. CICS TS implementation of Web services
Chapter 3. Development approaches
Chapter 4. CICS catalog manager example application
Chapter 5. Rational Developer for System z
Chapter 6. Exposing the Catalog Sample CICS application asa Web service
Chapter 7. Create a CICS Web service requester application using the catalog sample
Chapter 8. Componentization
Chapter 9. Service Component Architecture and CICS Cloud in CICS TS V5.2
Chapter 10. Hints and tips
Chapter 11. COBOL samples
Part 2. Performance
Chapter 12. Performance introduction
Chapter 13. Environment overview
Chapter 14. Scenarios
Part 3. Appendixes
Appendix A. Sample Web services
Appendix B. Sample programs
Appendix C. Additional material

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