Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free Parking, Raffle, & Lunch)
Location: BMA – 2151 South 3600 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 (Park & Enter from East side – rear/side of building)
Presenter: Shihab Aboobacker – Sr. Software Engineer at Dealertrack
Topic: Parsing JSON and XML with RPG
- What is JSON and XML and their uses.
- Explore different methods for parsing and using JSON and XML data in RPG.
- Demo DATA-INTO, XML-INTO and XML-SAX
Who Should Attend: Developers, Admins, Account managers, support staff, and more – all are welcome.
Bio: Shihab is a Sr. Software Engineer at Dealertrack. He has been working on the IBM i and it’s predecessors for over 15 years. He graduated with a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering and has worked in IT departments of organizations from various industries such as financial services, transportation & hospitality, manufacturing, telecommunications and finally in automotive. He was introduced to programming while studying in middle school with the QBasic programming language and then later studied Turbo C++ and Java in school. It was while working as an intern he was introduced to the AS400 and RPG programming language and that experience helped him land his first job as an RPG developer.
Shihab currently works as an engineer in the DMS-OEM communications team and a major part of his work deals with preparing/sending and receiving/parsing payloads in a variety of formats such as XML, JSON, flat files etc from and to the IBMi. He constantly researches the different options available to perform these functions.
Shihab is married and is a dad to two girls, 7 and 3 years old. He moved to Utah last year from Florida and, although he misses the beaches, he enjoys the Utah outdoors and loves to go hiking and discovering new places.