IBM Distributing WSDL2RPG via Integrated Web Services for i
June 16, 2011 Alex Woodie
IBM i shops getting involved in Web services and the use of Web services description language (WSDL) executables may be interested to know that earlier this year IBM announced the availability of WSDL2RPG, an open source product used to generate RPG stub code from a WSDL file, thereby simplifying the integration of WSDL-based Web services into the IBM i’s ILE environment.
On February 17, IBM announced the availability of WSDL2RPG from its Integrated Web Services for i offering Web page at www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/software/iws/index.html. The set of tools, often dubbed WS-i, includes an integrated Web services server based on the Apache Axis2 Web services engine, and support for WSDL 1.1, SOAP 1.1, and SSL-based authentication via HTTPS.
WSDL2RPG supports i5/OS V5R4, IBM i 6.1, and IBM i 7.1. PTFs are required to use the new offering, which is free. More information can be found in the IBM i Web Services Client for ILE Programming Guide (.pdf).
This article was corrected. The new WSDL2RPG product that IBM has made available is not the same as the WSDL2RPG product developed and distributed by Thomas Raddatz through www.tools400.de. IT Jungle regrets the error.