July 04, 2005
iSeries Open Source

I have a spot of '400 work to do. It sounded a bit daunting to begin with; I need to make an HTTP request and look at the response. Doesn't sound too hard, does it? Bear in mind, though, that I have to use RPG, and that RPG doesn't come with support for anything above the level of raw sockets, and that by using the notoriously hairy '400 API calls. Pointer arithmetic everywhere. Yuck.

But no. A spot of googling revealed a piece of honest-to-goodness open source for the 'Series - Scott Klement's HTTPAPI. Marvelous.

There are a few other useful libraries on Scott's site, too, and a nice RPG IV Socket Tutorial.

Posted to iSeries by Simon Brunning at July 04, 2005 02:22 PM

I love it when you find some open source code that you know is going to save you days and days of work.

Posted by: Darren on July 4, 2005 03:32 PM

See, I do read your blog…well sometimes! I’ve spent quite a bit of time this morning mooching round Scott’s site – fantastic – it reminded me of when I used to be a programmer!

Posted by: swiss on July 5, 2005 02:19 PM
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