Convertigo Foundation Features: Create a Mashup from Web Applications, Web Services and Legacy Applications
Whether your company has just acquired another or your partners are working from systems completely different than yours, you need to find a way to overcome this information roadblock and make the most of the business processes that have already been developed. Convertigo can help you leverage and repurpose this information quickly and inexpensively, regardless of accessibility or complexity.
So how do you use Convertigo’s products to create a Mashup?
With our Convertigo Foundation and a variety of modules, Convertigo provides you the tools you need to Mashup anything and everything.
Convertigo captures content from three types of input sources. Inputs can be data and processes from any web application including API-less ones (e.g. HTML), structured sources like existing web services (SOA, POX, REST, RSS, and Atom) and databases, as well as the so called "green screen" Legacy applications. Developers will find our Eclipse- based Studio familiar, since Eclipse is the most widely used integrated development environment (IDE) used. Eclipse Studio makes creating the lightweight reusable software components we call mashables much more cost effective than alternatives, since our Studio is based on a de facto industry standard.
Once these mashables have been created and placed into our catalog, we have a powerful orchestration tool. The Sequencer can be used to assemble any source on the server side and prepare its UI and process to be combined with others or placed on a canvas. Once the data and processes have been prepared and cataloged the next step is to combine them into mashups.
Recognizing that it is the business user who needs mashups most we have created a studio just for those users. The Mashup Composer allows the business analyst to quickly and easily assemble the lightweight reusable components or widgets into mashups. Mashup Composer is designed to make this job quick and easy. This studio can paint on anyone’s canvas meaning we can place mashups or widgets into any JSR-168 compliant portal such as IBM WebSphere portal, or LifeRay, or in iGoogle. We can also publish our widgets and mashables into Microsoft Web Parts for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services (MOSS).