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Mike Samboy

Loosely Coupled

IBM i Loosely Coupled APIs for Power, Performance, and Ease of Maintenance

It’s exciting to see the number of IBM i users who have discovered the power of extending their RPG and COBOL applications using APIs and web services. The challenge they now face is how to maintain and manage those connections. Many customers we have worked with are connecting applications across their internal networks via APIS. …

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Create Exciting APIs

Use APIs to Quickly Create Exciting New Functions for the IBM i!

After my last blog post on using publicly available web services to quickly and easily add new functions to your RPG applications  (https://www.eradani.com/2020/10/26/quickly-add-exciting-new-capabilities-to-your-rpg-applications-using-open-source/), I had several requests from readers for additional API use cases. So here goes…   Barcode Label Printing We have spoken with several customers who have been using Advanced Function Printing Utilities …

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Add Capabilities To RPG

Quickly Add Exciting New Capabilities to Your RPG Applications Using Open Source

A customer of ours responded to one of my blog posts on APIs and said, “you are missing one of the great benefits of using APIs!” “What would that be?”, I asked. She replied, “The ability to call out to services and open source functions right from our RPG programs! It makes it so easy …

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Web Services IBMi

Web Services and Your IBM i―The Right Way (Faster, Stronger, & Securer)

Every time I talk to a customer, I learn about great new use cases for calling web services from IBM i applications or calling IBM i functions from open source. What I have found is that although RPG is a much better language for business applications, JavaScript is the right language for web services. Customers …

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Unlock OpenSource

Eradani Connect Unlocks Open Source on the IBM i Without Locking You In

I’ve noticed several threads on LinkedIn and the IBM i message boards recently discussing the difficulty of bringing JSON data into IBM i programs. Well, your troubles are over! When you want to call an Open Source program or Web service, the latest version of Eradani Connect handles all of the connection, parsing, and data …

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Live Long and Prosper

IBM i—Live Long and Prosper (Just Add Open Source)

Last week CNN printed an article highlighting the struggles of several state governments to handle the tsunami of unemployment claims in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The culprit? The decades-old COBOL applications running on their mainframe systems. Phil Murphy, the Governor of New Jersey even put out a call for ‘volunteer’ COBOL programmers, lamenting …

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