Web services is probably one of the most overused terms in the IT industry. As a result, what started as a simple and straightforward concept has splintered into many fragments. There are two major schools of thought in the world of web services: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST). In this article, I explore a variation of REST that exposes DB2 data and RPG programs as web-based resources that no longer require tight integration. The services that ...

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