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louise rochford
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As a Java developer new to Web Services, one of the big benefits of the whole web services 'thing' is that you can use it to communicate between completely different coding environments / languages, so long as each understands XML.
In my work place I can see this would have a big potential as a means of communicating between Java code on a server & say COBOL code running on a mainframe.
The Java side of things looks easy (note the !looks), but I won't get very far with proposing it if non-Java implementations are a nightmare.
Does anyone know of web services implementations in a COBOL or C environment (not .Net)?
I appreciate I'm probably talking to the wrong audience, but someone out there must have come across the same situation - & you guys will probably talk to me in way I can understand
 
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For C/C++, you've got gSOAP
 
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Originally posted by louise rochford:
As a Java developer new to Web Services, one of the big benefits of the whole web services 'thing' is that you can use it to communicate between completely different coding environments / languages, so long as each understands XML.
In my work place I can see this would have a big potential as a means of communicating between Java code on a server & say COBOL code running on a mainframe.
The Java side of things looks easy (note the !looks), but I won't get very far with proposing it if non-Java implementations are a nightmare.
Does anyone know of web services implementations in a COBOL or C environment (not .Net)?
I appreciate I'm probably talking to the wrong audience, but someone out there must have come across the same situation - & you guys will probably talk to me in way I can understand

You may take a look at the INTEROPERABLE Web services providers at this URL
http://www.whitemesa.com/interop.htm
http://java.sun.com/wsinterop/sb/index.html
 
louise rochford
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Thanks for your help guys - that should help us overcome any problems from the mainframe team
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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