Building SOA-based Solutions for IBM System i Platform

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Published 13 June 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486485
ISBN-13: 9780738486482
IBM Form #: SG24-7284-00
(300 pages)

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Authors: Aleksandr Nartovich, Daniel Hiebert, Rolf Andre Klaedtke, Elena Lowery, Nitin Raut, Michael Sandberg


There is a strong shift in the industry toward reuse of the existing software and hardware resources within the companies to minimize the IT cost. Instead of creating or buying a new solutions, companies are trying to build a set of reusable software components based on the existing applications. These components can be quickly assembled in many different ways to satisfy the business needs of the companies.

This environment is based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and solutions that support business process automation.

This book provides the detailed information about multiple ways for building SOA-based solutions around the System i platform. The discussion in the book covers the server and client side implementations that include:

- ProgramCall in IBM Toolbox for Java
- Host Access Transformation Services (HATS)
- DB2 Web services
- IBM Web Services Client for ILE
- Java-Server Faces (JSF)

Parts of the book are appropriate for CIOs, system architects, and application developers.

Table of contents

Part 1. SOA: Understanding the big picture
Chapter 1. SOA overview
Chapter 2. SOA application design
Chapter 3. Web services technology stack
Chapter 4. Sample scenario
Part 2. Implementing the service provider
Chapter 5. ProgramCall (RPG, Cobol) Web service
Chapter 6. DB2 UDB Web service
Chapter 7. HATS Web service
Chapter 8. PHP Web service
Part 3. Implementing Service Consumer
Chapter 9. IBM Web Services Client for ILE (RPG, C, C++, COBOL)
Chapter 10. JSF Web service client
Chapter 11. PHP Web service client
Appendix A. Setting the connection to WebSphere Application Server V6.0
Appendix B. URI length limit of 259 characters on Windows
Appendix C. Useful tools
Appendix D. Additional material

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