February 2007 Monthly Meeting

February 20, 2007

RPG and the IFS - 1st Topic

Web Services from RPG with HTTPAPI - 2nd Topic

Scott Klement

1st Topic - How to get started using the Integrated File System from your RPG programs. The IFS is typically used for reading and writing "PC-style" files on the iSeries, and is an important tool for integrating with other computers or business partners.

2nd Topic - Discusses what a Web Service is and how the free HTTPAPI tool can be used to access them from your RPG programs. For example, you could use a Web Service to track shipments with UPS, check Zip Codes with the US Postal Service, validate credit cards with your bank, etc.


Scott Klement is the I.T. Manager and Senior Programmer at Klement Sausage Co, Inc. He is also a technical editor for iSeries NEWS magazine (formerly known as NEWS/400) as well as the editor of the popular Club Tech iSeries Programming Tips e-newsletter.

His efforts to help RPG programmers improve their skills have earned Scott an iSeries Innovation Award (presented by Mark Shearer GM of the iSeries division of IBM and Beverly Russell, President of COMMON), a Gary Guthrie Award for Excellence in Technical Writing by the staff of System iNEWS magazine.

Also, a Silver Medal for best Feature Series by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) (West region), and "Speaker of Merit" from COMMON.

Scott lives with his wife and son in the Milwaukee, WI area.



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