Greg Bissey

Rest easy with full REST web service support in RPG-XML Suite 3.2

Rest easy with full REST web service support in RPG-XML Suite 3.2

RPG-XML Suite Version 3.2 Officially Released Since the January 2014 introduction of the new RXS3 API and its improvements, our RPG-XML Suite customers have continued to make suggestions for even more features and new functionality. At Krengeltech we embrace these suggestions to allow developers to leverage their existing RPG skills and couple them with newer, […]

Handling XML Reserved Characters

Handling XML Reserved Characters

One of the more common support questions we receive from RPG-XML Suite users is: How can I use XML reserved characters in my XML request or response? The following XML produces parsing errors: <CompanyName>Smith & Doe Incorporated</CompanyName> What do I do? The questioner is referring to the characters “&” and “<“, although sometimes he/she believes […]

Processing Unicode Natively with RPG-XML Suite

Processing Unicode Natively with RPG-XML Suite

One of the design goals for our newest version of RPG-XML Suite was to allow for smoother handling of character sets, also referred to as CCSID’s.  We’ve seen that many developers are communicating with systems using Unicode character sets such as UTF-8.  In many cases, there’s a need to be able to natively process Unicode […]

Understanding cXML

Understanding cXML

Occasionally we receive questions asking whether RPG-XML Suite handles cXML. While the answer is “Yes!”, this post is intended to provide some background information about just what cXML consists of, and how it compares and relates to standard XML. First of all, it’s important to understand that cXML is XML.  To restate more precisely, cXML […]

Consume Web Services

Consume Web Services

Web services are provided by many of todays most popular business partners – Amazon.com, Fed Ex, UPS, salesforce.com, eBay and Google are some – just to name a few.  Various eCommerce platforms, credit card processors, and many other trading partners provide easy access to data you can leverage within your daily business operations and applications. […]

100% RPG. No Java required.

100% RPG. No Java required.

The good news for modern day developers:  there are many choices for providing solutions to today’s business computing challenges. The bad news:  with so many choices it’s far too easy to end up with a mishmash of technologies to learn and maintain.  While sometimes that outcome (and the extra cost that comes with it) is […]

Simplified integration. Increased reliability.

Simplified integration. Increased reliability.

The number of software solutions available today can be overwhelming.  It seems as if someone in the user community is asking about a new software solution on a daily basis.  Often these are cloud-based HTTP solutions, which can be a good thing in many ways but still leave this question unanswered: How do I integrate this […]

A powerful and flexible API.

A powerful and flexible API.

The RPG-XML Suite API was designed from the ground up to allow the IBM i web services developer to perform all the tasks commonly encountered in a web services environment. Composing, parsing and transmitting XML to potentially thousands of web services gives the IBM i developer powerful capabilities that can’t possibly be achieved on a […]