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The webMethods is an enterprise software company it was founded by Phillip Merrick and Caren Merrick in 1996 and has later acquired by Software AG in 2007. WebMethods is an API management and integration platform that focuses on business process integration, internal A2A (Application to Application) integration, and B2B (Business to Business) partner integration.
Now that webMethods Integration Server 10.11 is available, you can automate everything you need by using integrations, APIs, and microservices. These updates make webMethods a unified platform that addresses the needs of the modern enterprise, including both your business and your partners, as well as your customers. It provides an easy-to-use graphical tool for generating flow services that map from any data format into another and connect different applications. There are many e-standards supported by WebMethods, including XML (Extensible Markup Language), Rosetta Net, EDI (Electronic data interchange), etc.

This company provides web services to connect software applications over the internet.
First Server : webMethods B2B Integration Server 3.1 – March 2000 (estimate)
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is an integration framework that includes a collection of technologies and services. It is used to enable the integration of applications and systems across the enterprise. EAI allows sharing the business processes with multiple organizations.
Below are the tools of webMethods integration.
* webMethods Integration Server
* webMethods Integration Platform
* webMethods Adapters
* webMethods Developer
* webMethods Broker
* webMethods Monitor
* webMethods eStandards Modules
* webMethods Optimize for Infrastructure
* webMethods Trading Networks
* webMethods EDI Module
* webMethods EDIINT
* webMethods PIM
This is the Java-based IDE (Integrated development environment) that allows you to open sessions on WebMethods IS (Integration server) and develop your services. It is used to develop code on WebMethods IS. In addition, it also supports the development of integration applications in WebMethods Flow. Webmethod flow is a graphical programming language specially used to simplify and speed up the development of integration applications.
A flow service is a graphical programming language that runs in the webMethods Integration Server. It is designed to simplify the error-prone aspects of integration/ B2B activities. Flow service is written in webMethods flow language
The webMethods Product Suite comprises four modules, as follows :
* Service-Oriented Architecture.
* Business Activity Monitoring.
* Business Process Management.
* Integration and B2B (Business to Business).
The pub.flow:savePipeline service is used to save the current pipeline to a specific location in memory on the Integration Server. Pipelines are stored in memory and can be retrieved later with the pub.flow:restorePipeline service. Pub.flow:restorePipeline service restores a pipeline that has previously been saved by pub.flow:savePipeline.
If that savePipeline is successfully invoked, a snapshot of pipeline fields will be saved under the key specified by $name. A pipeline is identified in memory by the string name "$name". If this value is not provided, an exception will be thrown.
When you invoke the pub.flow:tracePipeline service, the names, and values of all pipeline fields are written to the server log. When you invoke pub.flow:clearPipeline, all pipeline fields are removed or cleared. You can specify fields that shouldn't be removed/cleared using this service. Integration offers various features that enables you to automate tasks based on specific requirements. However, there are some scenarios where you want to create complex integrations that require advanced data transformation and custom logic implementation.
With FlowServices, you can encapsulate a sequence of services within a single service and manage the flow of data among them, create complex, advanced integration scenarios involving multiple application endpoints, and finally include the FlowService in a workflow.
To get started with Integration, you first need to create a workflow. Workflow is a connection between two or more web apps or services. It’s like a set of steps required to perform a task. You define these steps once and Integration automates the execution for you, every time.
In simple words, creating a workflow is like defining your conditions : When an event occurs in ‘Service A’, do something in ‘Service B’, and (optionally) pass on the data to ‘Service C’, ‘Service D’, and ‘Service E. Integration offers hundreds of web services for workflows. With the help of these, you can create custom workflows by defining triggers and actions, and automate almost every aspect of your work life.
Example : Let’s look at an example to understand it a little better.
* When a new note is created in my Evernote account, translate the note in Spanish (using Google Translate Text), and send the translated text to my Gmail account.
* When a new bug is created in Zoho Projects, create a new card in Trello, and send me a text message on my mobile phone.
Once you define this, Integration will take care of the rest.
Now that you know what Integration is, let’s learn how to create your first workflow.