One significant area where changes are likely to occur in your RPG programs relate to making it easier to integrate RPG with newer interfaces. XML is already easier to do with RPG. Several of these new interfaces including Java, Python, and PHP are examined in this chapter. The ability to integrate the RPG code that has been reliably serving business application requirements for years is critical to the smooth implementation of these new technologies.
The following interfaces with RPG topics are described in this chapter: