z/VSE 6.2: JSON support, REST and SOAP engine
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With z/VSE 6.2 we enhanced our existing web services based on the SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) engine and added a new kind of web service based on the REST (Representational State Transfer) engine.
The z/VSE SOAP engine now allows the transfer of large amounts of data to better meet the needs of CICS applications with growing data.
CICS programs utilizing the z/VSE SOAP Engine are currently restricted by the COMMAREA and its 32K limitation. z/VSE 6.2 exploits the CICS Channels and Containers API for the SOAP Engine, which allows to transfer larger amounts of data.
The COMMAREA interface is still available.
See the z/VSE 6.2 e-business Connectors User's Guide for details - here.
Do you use or plan to use the new web service capabilities of z/VSE 6.2 ? If so, for what kind of applications / solutions would you implement them ?
I am looking forward to your feedback.
Have a good weekend.