Experienced programmers looking to adopt the RESTful approach to web service-based architectures in CICS.
Some exposure to programming.
This course provides students with in-depth steps to build RESTful Web Services using PHP, Java, and CICS. It begins with an overview of web services development in the Java EE platform and then moves into creating web services using PHP/CICS. The student will learn about key web services concepts such as SOAP, WSDL, and REST, including their advantages and disadvantages.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand and evaluate the advantages/disadvantages of the RESTful architecture for web services
- Work with and use Java and PHP to develop simple RESTful services in CICS.
- Implement advanced JAX-RS concepts like HTTP request bindings, Java-XML bindings, life cycles, and contexts.
Review of Key Web Services Components
WS-I Basic Profile
Introduction to RESTful Services and Comparison to Other Web Service Architectural Approaches
Working with Web Services in a Java EE Environment
Key Java EE Web Service-Related APIs
Using JAXB for Schema and DTD Based Bindings
Dispatching Requests to Methods
Working with Entities and Complex Content
Using Contexts and Lifecycles Effectively
CICS, PHP, and RESTful Web Services - The Big picture
Installation and Configuration
Accessing Request Information with zget() and zlist()
RESTful Events and Event Handlers
An Example RESTful Service
Calling CICS Programs from PHP
Accessing DB2 Databases from PHP
Managing Units of Work
Debugging PHP Scripts