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Postman and RPG-XML Suite IBM i Web Services

RPG, JSON, and REST: How to Test IBM i Web Services

Using Postman + RPG-XML Suite Every day, RPG shops use REST IBM i web services to communicate with their clients. However, their software options are often limited to open source tools written in C or Java, with even fewer solutions available in RPG. What’s worse is that of the options available, none can compose, transmit, and parse web service data in a single package… except for one – and that’s where RPG-XML Suite comes in. 

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RPG Order Entry, Credit Cards & First Data

This past month we were contacted by a company running on IBM i. The question: Can you help me process credit cards using First Data from our legacy RPG order entry system? The answer: Absolutely! RPG-XML Suite can be used to facilitate XML communications from RPG with any business partner

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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

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Cloud 9 Telephony Integration with Five9

As we continue to explore the business partners RPG-XML Suite is used to communicate with, this month leaves us on Cloud 9 with Five9! One of our existing customers is currently utilizing web services by Five9 to integrate and automate their internal call-center telephony processes. How can Five9 help you?  Here’s an

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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

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Striking it Big with StrikeIron Web Services

In a recent customer survey, StrikeIron was mentioned as a leading business partner that RPG-XML Suite users utilize.  StrikeIron offers many web services you can take advantage of to enrich and improve the quality of your IBM i business customer data.  What kind of specific web services are available?  Here’s

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Configuring your next Audi with RPG-XML Suite

I’m always interested in learning more about the business benefits that our software delivers out in the field.  I’m even more interested when the field involves fast German cars. I’ve purchased one new car in my life – with full mental realization of an immediate 10% depreciation after the drive

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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.

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SOAP, WDSL, HTTP, XSD? What the?

Man alive, this web services stuff is confusing! Every time I turn around, I hear about a new acronymn that is supposed to somehow fit into the so-called next generation of communication. The number of acronymns and concepts related to web services can seem diabolical to the novice. But you

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