Just For CICS - ATOM Feeds
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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) 4.1 provided new functionality in enabling CICS applications to be Atom feeds. ATOM is a application-level protocol for publishing and editing Web resources using HTTP and XML 1.0. A protocol for publishing/editing Web data using HTTP is based on the Atom Syndication format that uses HTTP methods to manipulate data (LCRUD - List, Create, Read, Update, and Delete).
NEW SPI (system programmer interface) commands for Atom feeds include:
Also a new CW2A Transaction ID has been added as the alias transaction for Atom feeds.
Common Problem during setup for Atom feed support in CICS:
Support for CICS Atom feeds for CICS V3:
The CICS TS V3.1 or V3.2 prerequisites required are:
Peter Havercan (IBM Hursley development) gave a teleconference entitled "Extending SOA and CICS with Web 2.0" on 11 June 2008. This teleconference explained how, with SupportPac CA8K, you can use existing CICS Web support facilities to deliver Atom feeds containing data from CICS. To listen to the replay, see Education replay: Extending SOA and CICS with Web 2.0.
Service for Atom feeds in CICS:
Also, there will be a WebSphere Software Technical Exchange (WSTE) webcast presented on September 8th, 2010 entitled "Atom Feeds - Enabling CICS Applications to be Web Feeds" by Shayla Robinson and I. For webcast and replay information, see Webcast: Atom Feeds - Enabling CICS applications to be web feeds.
Be on the lookout for future posts and as always I would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. Until next time .. do it Just For CICS!