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APIs for IBM i ISVs

If you are a user of an IBM i software package or a vendor of IBM i applications, then API enablement creates significant opportunities for you. In addition to providing packaged application customers with the latest user experiences and connectivity, APIs can address one of the oldest issues in using packaged software. Early in my …

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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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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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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 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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