From the Editor (October 2012)
You might be surprised to know that when I wrote this back before school began, I was already thinking about October festivities. I like to help my kids create their own homemade costumes, and the busyness of our lives demands that we prepare in advance.
My daughter had already selected Super Girl (after watching the movie Sky High and dreaming about super heroes), and my son had his eye on the ghillie net he got for his birthday, contemplating how he could turn that into something soldieresque.
With Halloween on my mind, it was pretty easy to make the connection between web services and the image on this month's cover of the web with international coins caught in its strands. After all, web services is a universal method for communication and the exchange of data for the purposes of billing, supply chains, and other business processes between different platforms ( even different companies).
You can write web services to expose DB2 data and RPG programs through RPG, PHP, and even .NET. Duncan Kenzie, Mike Pavlak, and Craig Pelkie wrote articles for this month's issue to show you how.
Have a great October!