iSee Rest APIs, from Dad Jokes to sending Text messages to your phone!

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 In this session Scott and Tim have some fun with Rest APIs. The IBM i operating system has a built in Rest API engine combined with SQL you have a simple powerful way to call a Rest API out in the InterWeb.  Yea… this means that you can do this with RPG and COBOL by simply imbedding the SQL in your ILE programs. We show you a fun API that returns a ‘Dad joke’.  Think of how that can be used!!!  Add a fun bit of humor to your application!  Then we dive in looking at Geo position data.  Using a street address, find your geo-location.  Last we really spice it up but showing you a simple service that can be leveraged to send text messages to your phone from the IBM i!!!   Bet you cant do that with your AS/400….

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect

Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.


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