webMethods Glue

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webMethods Glue is an enterprise web services platform from webMethods to provide web services/SOAP capabilities to existing Java and C/C++ applications.[1]

The Java based product enables developers to add enterprise web services integration to their legacy applications with little or no programming effort.[1] It is intended as an embeddable product (small footprint[2]) to quickly turn a non web service enabled application into one which exposes functionality as web services.[3] Similar to the open source Apache Axis, the Glue product is about providing a layer of web service operability with existing applications.[4]

Product features[edit]

The following are the features of webMethods Glue[2][5]

  • little or no coding to expose application functionality as webServices
  • standalone operation if required (does not require an application server)
  • fast local messaging
  • transparent Java/XML integration
  • web services standards support
  • small memory footprint

Product history[edit]

Created by The Mind Electric, GLUE as it was then named was the company's flagship product.[6] It was released in two flavours: the free unsupported "Standard" version and the company supported but commercial licensed "Professional" edition.[4][7]

In September 2003 GLUE featured in a Microsoft Press book titled "Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit.".[8]

The product was acquired by webMethods as part of the merger with The Mind Electric.[6] The merger resulted in a rebranding of the product with the webMethods prefix to become "webMethods Glue".[9]

The webMethods Glue product 6.5.x maintenance was ended on May 31, 2010, and support was ended a year later.[10]

Release history[edit]


HTTP, Servlets, XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI[1]