It’s exciting to see the number of IBM i users who have discovered the power of extending their RPG and COBOL applications using APIs and web services. The challenge they now face is how to maintain and manage those connections.
Many customers we have worked with are connecting applications across their internal networks via APIS. They often find that it is difficult to ensure changes they make to their web applications or to internal Windows and UNIX/Linux applications stay in sync with changes they are making to their RPG and COBOL IBM i applications. We also have customers who are connecting outside their networks to external public web services like Google Maps, the weather service or shipment tracking who are overwhelmed by the frequency of changes to the data they receive. We have even seen these web services return the same data as different types. On one call you receive a number and on the next you get a string or even an object for the same data field.
If you would like to learn more about using modern, secure, high speed connectors to API enable your IBM i RPG, COBOL and DB2 applications, contact us! You can reach us via email at: email@example.com or via our website: https://eradani.com.