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Implementing CICS Web Services

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 12 November 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431753
ISBN-13: 9780738431758
IBM Form #: SG24-7657-00

Authors: Chris Rayns, Carsten Andersen, Tommy Joergensen and Mark Pocock

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    Today more and more companies are embracing the principles of on demand business by integrating business processes end-to-end across the company and with key partners, enabling them to respond flexibly and rapidly to new circumstances. The move to an on demand business environment requires technical transformation, moving the focus from discrete applications to connected, interdependent information technology components.

    Open standards such as Web services enable these components to be hosted in the environments most appropriate to their requirements, while still being able to interact easily, independent of hardware, run-time environment, and programming language.

    The Web services support in CICS® Transaction Server Version 3 enables your CICS programs to be Web service providers and requesters. CICS supports a number of specifications including SOAP Version 1.1 and Version 1.2, and Web services distributed transactions (WS-Atomic Transaction).

    This IBM® Redbooks publication describes how to configure CICS Web services support for HTTP-based and WebSphere® MQ-based solutions, and demonstrates how Web services can be used to integrate J2EE™ applications running in WebSphere Application Server with COBOL programs running in CICS.

    The book begins with an overview of Web services standards and the Web services support provided by CICS TS V3. Complete details for configuring CICS Web services using both HTTP and WebSphere MQ are provided next. We concentrate on the implementation specifics such as security, transactions, and availability.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Overview of Web services

    Chapter 2. CICS implementation of Web services

    Part 2. Web service configuration

    Chapter 3. Web services using HTTP

    Chapter 4. Web services using WebSphere MQ

    Chapter 5. MTOM/XOP optimization

    Chapter 6. SOA governance and WSRR

    Part 3. Transaction management

    Chapter 7. Introduction to Web services: Atomic transactions

    Chapter 8. Enabling atomic transactions

    Chapter 9. Transaction scenarios


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