XML on z/OS and OS/390: Introduction to a Service-Oriented Architecture

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 11 June 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738426156
ISBN-13: 9780738426150
IBM Form #: SG24-6826-00


Authors: Franck Injey and Jose Luis Fernandez Lastra Dipak Hore David Sanchez Carmona

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the use of XML on IBM servers running z/OS or OS/390, and how it can be extended to modernize legacy applications. It provides both a high-level discussion of service-oriented architecture along with practical, detailed information about XML.

    In addition to an overview of XML concepts, the first part of the book provides detailed instructions for installing the XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1.4 and running the sample programs bundled with it. It describes how to use various tools that are part of the services development environment, details the support for XML in Enterprise COBOL, and provides an overview of the IBM WebSphere Application Server. This material is of interest mainly to system programmers and application programmers.

    The second part of the book is geared more to the needs of application developers and architects. It provides a comprehensive introduction to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services, and describes in detail some service-based topologies for both legacy systems and new applications. Finally, this book presents some important design concepts to enable the reader to build robust SOA-based solutions rapidly. This includes an introduction to the IBM Patterns for e-business, as well as XML-based message design, and the principles of design by contract and service design.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. XML on z/OS and OS/390

    Chapter 1. XML Concepts

    Chapter 2. XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390

    Chapter 3. XML Toolkit Samples

    Chapter 4. Services development environment

    Chapter 5. XML and Enterprise Cobol

    Chapter 6. WebSphere Application Server on z/OS and OS/390

    Part 2. Service-oriented Architecture

    Chapter 7. Service-oriented architecture and Web services

    Chapter 8. Some service-based solution topologies

    Chapter 9. JCA and WebSphere connectors

    Chapter 10. Some key design guidelines

     

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