Developers use the Java-based product to add enterprise web services integration to legacy applications with reduced programming effort. It is an embeddable product (small footprint) that turns a non-web service application into one that exposes its functionality as a web services. Similar to the open source Apache Axis, the Glue product provides a layer of web service interoperability with existing applications.
- Little or no coding to expose application functionality as a web service
- Standalone operation if required (does not need an application server)
- Fast local messaging
- Transparent Java/XML integration
- Web services standards support
- Small memory footprint
Created by The Mind Electric, GLUE—as it was then named—was the company's flagship product. They released it in two forms: a free, unsupported "standard" version, and a company-supported but commercially licensed "professional" edition.
In September 2003 GLUE featured in a Microsoft Press book, Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit.
The webMethods Glue product 6.5.x maintenance ended on May 31, 2010, and support ended a year later.
HTTP, Servlets, XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI
- webMethods web services Development
- orielly 2001 article on GLUE
- webMethods to offer OEM license of Glue
- Glue3.0 release article
- Glue detailed feature list
- cnet article "WebMethods buys a new direction"
- Glue 4.1 released Article
- Glue featured in Microsoft Press book
- webMethods Press release on The Mind Electric takeover
- webMethods press release on the product end of life
- The Server Side Glue4.0 announcement
- Announcing Glue 4.0
- The Serverside Glue 4.1 announcement