Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a business-driven IT architectural approach that supports integrating the business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services.
General outline of how web services works in Zo/s context
- Batch Utilities:
Consists of a set of JCL batch utilities that generate program components
DFHLS2WS – Transforms a language structure into a Web Service Binding File and a Web Service Description (WSDL). Use this to put a web service front end on an existing application.
DFHWS2LS – Generates a Web Service binding file from a Web Service description (WSDL). This utility also generates a language structure that you can use in your application programs. Use this to create a new CICS application based on a WSDL, or to enable CICS to be a web service requester
- User friendly Tools
RDz is the more powerful alternative.
CICS Web Service Assistant should only be used for basic web services enablement and when Eclipse expertise is lacking.