With IMS™ Enterprise Suite Connect API for Java™, you can create Representational State Transfer (REST)-style services, or RESTful services, from IMS transactions through the use of IBM® WebSphere® sMash.
The IMS Web 2.0 solution for IBM Mashup Center provides a graphical user interface for converting IMS transactions and data into RESTful services. IBM WebSphere sMash provides greater flexibility to extend or alter the service through the use of application programming interfaces (APIs).
In this document, we will use the IMS Enterprise Suite Connect API for Java to build a Web 2.0 application on the WebSphere sMash platform to access an IMS application.
IMS Enterprise Suite Connect API for Java
IMS Connect is an optional IMS Transaction Manager (TM) network component that provides high performance communication between one or more TCP/IP clients and one or more IMS systems. The Connect API for Java simplifies the process of developing Java applications that interact with IMS through IMS Connect.
The Connect API for Java provides simple interfaces for developing custom IMS Connect TCP/IP client applications that are written in Java.
The key features of the Connect API for Java include:
WebSphere sMash is an agile Web application platform and environment for developing and running modern Web applications based on popular Web technologies. The environment includes:
Scripting developers can use WebSphere sMash to quickly create widgets. The widgets can be assembled into new Web applications by using IBM Mashup Center.
WebSphere sMash has a community-based Developer Edition that is free for anyone to download at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/webservers/smash/.
WebSphere sMash has two application development environments:
To use the samples provided with this document, you must have the following software properly installed and set up:
The following knowledge is required:
Detailed information and samples for Java, Groovy, and PHP are provided in the attached PDF file.
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