I can also attest to MANY shops writing, and getting help writing, new RPG
to consume web services using GETURI and (insert language parser here, XML,
JSON, etc).

One problem is, though, that a lot seem to behind on OS releases which
makes it a challenge. I've had to delay or turn down some customers simply
because they're on V7R1 or older OS versions and didn't realize what was
needed for SSL/TLS these days.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 10:54 AM Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

1: If we remove the word "average" then the answer is yes. It is certainly
possible. Is it the easiest technique for an RPGer to learn? Maybe - if
they are already SQL literate. For me it isn't because of the arcane nature
of the SQL syntax.

2: How long is a session? 5 days? And I don't really see the connection
between the two. Mostly I'll use IWS to provide a web service and (for me)
HTTPAPI or SQL to consume one. Few RPGers will be consuming their own
services. Most will either be proving or consuming. And if consuming the
complexity of the service will determine whether I can even use SQL.

3: Yes - many, many shops. Hell I wouldn't have any work if there
weren't. At the latest RPG & DB2 Summit we had close to 140 RPG
programmers from 85 companies ALL of whom are writing new RPG code.

But my real answer to your first 2 questions is that in some ways they are
the wrong questions. Or rather they are more specific than they should be.

There's only really one question. Can RPGers be taught to consume web
services ? And the answer is - Absolutely.




On Nov 15, 2019, at 7:40 PM, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am curious about three 21st Century things that may be way above my
level of understanding, and they relate to json and the average RPG
programmer:

1. Can average RPG programmer's, using only SQLRPGLE skills, send and
retrieve .json data?
2. If so, can average programmers be taught IWS and httpgetclob in two
sessions?
3. Most importantly, are there RPG shops out there still writing new
code?



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