PUG Challenge Americas

Using the ABL HTTP client for fun & profit

Most applications integrate with external systems, internal and external to the business. More and more of these use HTTP rather than something like SOAP to communicate. The ABL’s HTTP client has been available since OpenEdge release 11.5 and provides an easy way to make requests to these systems using standard HTTP.

This workshop will give attendees an understanding of how to use the HTTP client for a variety of requests, using various standard data types such as JSON and XML, but also more exotic types like multipart or MTOM messages.

It will show attendees how to build and make requests and how to process the responses.

The workshop will also focus on making secure requests, at an API level (using login credentials, cookies and/or headers) as well at the network level using TLS/HTTPS.

Troubleshooting and customizing the HTTP client will also be covered.

The workshop is sponsored by