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Build Your First API with IBM Z

Accessible applications through IBM z/OS Connect

Workshop Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • RESTful APIs, z/OS, Workshops

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the IBM z/OS API Connect
  • Learn about the RESTful API economy
  • Build and deploy a RESTful API

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About this Workshop

Participants in this workshop will learn about IBM z/OS Connect, the enterprise platform for developers to improve the connection and communication between teams that create service applications for the server ecosystems and the RESTful API developers. With API Connect participants will learn how to set up existing software applications and services and make them accessible as RESTful APIs.

z/OS EE Connect

This workshop focuses on z/OS EE Connect which will give participants the power to call external APIs from a mainframe application, and expose the mainframe assets as easily-consumable RESTful APIs.


IBM Z is the powerful enterprise computing platform that 71% of Fortune 500 companies depend on for their success. In addition to z/OS, IBM Z runs Linux, runs Docker containers, and plays well with other open solutions.

Requirements / Prerequisites

All participants need is a web browser to connect to the internet.

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Resources & Downloads

Create RESTful APIs from z/OS assets using z/OS Connect tutorial

Explore Code Patterns - full working applications that you can deploy using z/OS

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