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SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

 
Tim Lovern
Occasional Visitor

SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

I'm trying to find supported libraries under OpenVMS for consuming web services, UDDI functions etc. Outside of JAVA. i.e. I'd like to enable applications written in C or Cobol, etc, to be able to use webservices.

Also, I am looking for libraries that are supported.

Thanks
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Richard J Maher
Trusted Contributor

Re: SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

Hi Tim,

I believe there is a product called gSOAP, not sure who's heading it up. Maybe someone can tell us a lot more about it?

Axis2 not for you either eh?

Regards Richard Maher

PS. How 'bout a XHR$ RTL that would let you do Ajax/REST from COBOL as well as stick the SOAP headers in?
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

Tim,

you can find all about gSOAP on OpenVMS at http://johndapps.blogspot.com/

HTH,
Martin
Tim Lovern
Occasional Visitor

Re: SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

Thanks guys, I'll take a look at gSoap.

In an ideal world, I would make to do the UDDI lookup, another call to get the WSDL and then package up the data I need into the appropriate SOAP document, and then finally a call to do the webservice bit.

Hopefully I'd have the option of blocking until the call completes or servicing the completion via an AST.
Ramondo
Advisor

Re: SOAP service consumption under OpenVMS

Tim,

Non-OS specific gSOAP documentation can also be found here http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~engelen/soap.html

I'm evaluating this right now and it seems to be (currently) the best option for a VMS client to call a web service, especially if you want to avoid Java. Be aware that the VMS version is not officially supported by HP.

I'd agree that this kind of functionality built into a VMS RTL would be the ideal solution, but I guess we may have to wait for that...