Coding Guidelines in webMethods IS – Part I

Coding Guidelines in webMethods IS – Part I

Integration Server
Hello everybody and welcome back to wm-explorer. This post intends to be the start of a series on how to write good, easy to read, maintainable, performant (FLOW) code in webMethods Integration Server.   For those of you who liked the web services discussions we had in the last 2 posts (here and here), don't worry. The web services topics will come back to wm-explorer soon. We really cannot have too many discussions on what seems to be the preferred integration mean between applications.   It's the start of the year and this brings back in my mind different starts: of a project, of a task, of working with webMethods IS. And like in every start, a reasonable amount of work has to be invested in setup.   People starting with…
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Web Services – Headers and Handlers (Part II)

Web Services – Headers and Handlers (Part II)

Integration Server
Hi everybody and welcome back to wm-explorer. Wow. So it's 2018. I wanted to start this post with "It has been a year since my last post", but it's too early in the year for such cheesy jokes, right? Yeah, I thought so. The early 2000s seem so far away: no Facebook, no Instagram, Google was barely starting its dominance. Yet these were the years that marked the start of web services. So, without further ado, let's dive in into the second part of the "Web Services - Headers and Handlers" talk. If you did not catch the first part, I recommend checking it out here, before you start reading this blog post. But, if you are in a hurry and do not have time for that let me just sum…
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Web Services – Headers and Handlers (Part I)

Web Services – Headers and Handlers (Part I)

Integration Server
Hello everybody and welcome to a new round of exploring.   The Christmas holidays (if you are celebrating) are just over so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about something that has also been around for a long time: web services. Obviously, they haven't been around as long as Christmas but I bet that you have to spend some time trying to remember when you first used web services. So, before we dive into the serious stuff, let’s check some interesting web services trivia: The standardization of the web services started in 2002 by W3C. The 3 major concepts from the initial specification are WSDL (Web Services Description Language), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration). Remember UDDI? Don’t worry. Very…
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