Extending the Power and Flexibility of ActiveBatch
ActiveBatch Web Services gives developers a cross-platform, industry-standard alternative to ActiveBatch's Windows-based COM architecture, allowing users to manage or program ActiveBatch features regardless of operating environment. ActiveBatch Web Services extends the ActiveBatch application by allowing cross platform access to ActiveBatch Objects, Methods, and Properties as well as easy manipulation of ActiveBatch within applications and/or scripts.
With the Web Services framework developers can harness the power of ActiveBatch via their native environment. ActiveBatch developers have the most comprehensive and powerful options available to programmatically retrieve, access, manage and submit information across their extended enterprise.
Included with Web Services is ABATCMD; a new Java based, cross-platform command line client. ABATCMD integrates with Web Services, allowing organizations to control and manage their ActiveBatch environment from any operating system with a Java Runtime Environment.
Available Web Services Options
Using industry-standard protocols, Web Services allows developers to direct an application with a similar level of control as through the traditional Windows COM interface. Two programming models are offered through Web Services:
- Simple Command-supports the issuance of single-line URLs via regular HTTP posts, gets, as well as SOAP messages, in order to invoke the most popular ActiveBatch object methods such as Trigger, Enable, and Disable. These simple commands can be issued from any Web-enabled device including desktops and smart phones.
- Full Command-allows for more extensive integration of ActiveBatch within an application, including support for objects such as Queues, Plans, and Jobs. The full command model also allows a superset of commands from the simple command model.