So, to add to your learning experience...
Get ahold of Scott's HTTP API and figure out how to write the RPGLE needed
to pull down and load the data from ISBN web site. :)
On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Wilson, Jonathan <piercing_male@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Wed, 2015-12-16 at 14:34 -0500, Charles Wilt wrote:
Here's a thought...
Why do you even need to validate this?
These codes are maintained externally to your company. All you should
really do is pull them down and store them.
It looks like ISBN offers an XML version of this data...
Its very much a learning exercise on my part, having spent quite some
time away from the "400" (and programming in general) so now pulling
myself back up to speed with procedures, modules, free form, service
programs, SQL, the whole shibang, while also writing a blog (held in a
local debian wordpress) on my experiences, thoughts and "gotchas"
encountered as well as using git.
My time at a library supply company was one of my most pleasurable
experiences/jobs so it seemed an ideal candidate, along with the fact I
had the source/print of an old program lying around, to use as an
intensive learning "dropped in at the deep end" experience - hence
re-inventing the wheel in this particular case.
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