Tools & Consulting for the webMethods® platform

Tools & Consulting for the webMethods® platform

Microservices and code reuse for integration platforms

Today I want to write about a software development approach I was able to put into practice a few years ago. I was myself very much surprised how well things worked out, and especially how fast I was able to see tangible benefits for the business side.

Custom logging with Log4j on Integration Server

Every serious IT system needs proper logging. This article describes how I use Log4j v2 with webMethods Integration Server. There is no need to change anything on the system, just install the package and it works.

External Java libraries in webMethods Integration Server

To get most out of your Integration Server you will sooner or later need to leverage the functionality of existing Java libraries. Common examples are Log4j or Apache POI (for working with Excel or Word files). Here is a short guide for this.

Running webMethods Integration Server in containers

Organizations are moving from traditional deployments to containers and Kubernetes to increase business agility. This article discusses a lot of topics that are relevant to actually reach the goal of faster delivery of value to the business through software. Because if you do it wrong, you just end up with yet another technology stack. And, as always, technology is not your biggest challenge.

Update connection details for JDBC adapter on webMethods Integration Server

Connections to a an external database are mostly environment specific. So they must be adjusted whenever a new instance of Integration Server gets deployed. In some situations that can be done manually, in others automation is mandatory. The tool described here can do this for you and is ideal for use in a container scenario.

Performance tuning for webMethods Integration Server

Having spent a lot of time with performance tuning on webMethods Integration Server, I wanted to share some thoughts here. They will equip you with a starting point and the flexibility to go wherever your project takes you.

WxConfigNG and containers

Integration with containers is one of the main differentiators of WxConfigNG. This includes the development side (incl. migration from traditional VMs) as well as the operations part.

What is WxConfigNG?

Since the announcement of WxConfigNG as the new configuration management system for webMethods Integration Server, there was a lot of interest and many questions. This article will give an overview and more details will come soon.