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Take a REST from using SOAP (F06)

Topic: 2011 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2011-5-4 (09:45 AM - 10:46 AM)
SPEAKERS: John Mallonee (Highmark Inc. )

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a protocol that supports simplified web services over the HTTP protocol (you know that thing that supports basic transfers of information over the internet). Come learn about this alternate approach to the traditional use of the SOAP protocol. You'll get some background on web services and RESTful services in particular, as well as see the differences between REST and SOAP. Additionally, you'll see REST at work in a sample application that calls DB2 as well as hear experiences from supporting live, production applications. So, come on out and give yourself a REST and learn something more about practical web services.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


Review some basic web services concepts.

Present the concepts of the REST protocol for web services support (i.e. What the heck is REST?).

Look at a sample application using REST and DB2.

Compare SOAP to REST and discuss why REST might be an appealing alternative.

Discuss some real examples and experiences using REST in production applications including DB2 implications, performance, security, and support.

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