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From Bilgin Ibryam <bibr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ofbiz : a Commons Platform
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:39:27 GMT
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Grant Edwards <africado.com@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Ofbiz : a Commons Platform
> My client has a number of different applications each storing and
> maintaining data similar to facilities, parties, contact information,
> addressing, geodata, content, location based information etc ...
> There is a real need to consolidate not only the data but also the
> mechanisms to manage it.
> Taking the above into consideration I am contemplating the following :
> 1) Using OFBiz as a commons platform.
> 2) Exposing all existing OFBiz services relating to facilities, parties,
> contact information, address, geodata, content ... to external clients via
> web services.

When I tried web services in ofbiz last time (before a year or so) it was
really hard to use them mainly due to the wsdl format generated, but this it
has changed at least once from that time if I remember correct.
>From the other hand, xml-rpc interface is much simple and just works for mos
of the cases.

Bilgin Ibryam

> 3) Publish a WSDL for all necessary services.
> 4) Client applications can read the WSDL file to determine what operations
> are available on the server.
> To-date, I have not found anything comprehensive in terms of documentation
> or user experience as to how this might be achieved. Of all the OFBiz +
> "web
> services" posts I found this one (
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-3877) seemed the closest to
> the
> mark, but I get the impression that some of this is still work in progress.
> (If I am off the mark here, please feel free to correct me).
> Your thoughts and comments regarding "OFBiz : a Common Platform" would be
> most appreciated.
> Kind regards
> Grant

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