Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Reason #14: Web Services

20 Reasons to Migrate Magic eDeveloper, uniPaaS and Magic xpa to .NET by Upgrading Rather than Converting

Today's entry in the reasons not to convert Magic eDeveloper, uniPaaS, or Magic xpa to C#.NET code is Web ServicesIf you ask Microsoft how-to incorporate Web Services into an application, they simply refer you to ASP.NET. Why? Because C# is considered an unsuitable match for developing programs that publish or subscribe Web Services.

But let’s suppose you decide to be stubborn and persist in migrating your Magic Web Services to C# which uses a line-by-line coding approach.

In a simple example, just to pass a SOAP header, your C# code would look something like this:

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<asp:Label id="ReturnValue" runat="server" />
<script runat=server language=c#>

 void Page_Load(Object o, EventArgs e)

  MyHeader mySoapHeader = new MyHeader();

  // Populate the values of the SOAP header.
  mySoapHeader.Username = Username;
  mySoapHeader.Password = SecurelyStoredPassword;

  // Create a new instance of the proxy class.
  MyWebService proxy = new MyWebService();
  // Add the MyHeader SOAP header to the SOAP request.
  proxy.MyHeaderValue = mySoapHeader;

  // Call the method on the proxy class that communicates with
  // your Web service method.
  string results = proxy.MyWebMethod();

  // Display the results of the method in a label.
  ReturnValue.Text = results;

Here’s how you do it in Magic xpa: interact with the dialog box Header field.

Also, when consuming Web services (either by using the Invoke Web S or Invoke Web S Lite operation), the Magic xpa engine does a lot of work for us.

Magic xpa lets you call a Web service directly or uses the Systinet Web Services framework (named "Systinet Server for Java") for providing and consuming Web Services.
Magic xpa provides rich Web Services support including:
·         SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2
·         WSDL 1.1
·         WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0
·         MTOM/XOP support
·         WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 Compliance
·         Transport level security – SSL\TLS

·         WS-Security 1.0 – authentication, encryption and digital signing of SOAP messages

Ask yourself this question: Is my company in business to write programming code? If writing code is not your business and not at the heart of the charter of your company, then why spend so much time managing code when you can manage applications that support your business instead?

For additional information on how an upgrade is superior to Magic to .NET conversion please convert here.

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