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[XPOST] Filemaker and SOAP

Question asked by on Jun 21, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2016 by monkeybreadsoftware

Hello everyone...


I have discussed this earlier on the chat but now I need to check if anything new has happened on this front...


I’m looking into the creation of a “realtime” invoicing system that fetches information from the same service I was trying to connect to when I first looked into this.


At that time I and another developer over here looked at a few solutions.

The MBS plugin, which my colleges did not get to work.

The BE plugin which I didn’t get to work

The Scriptmaster framework which we got to work by creating a set of Java functionality to translate the packages from one form to the other and back. The problem with using Scriptmaster was that the Mac kept asking for Java 6 while the libraries used needed Java 7 or newer.


So we ended up creating a standalone gateway service which is running on a virtual machine.


Then everyone using FM and needing to connect to the service in question was able to do so using this gateway.




Now we need to expand on this service so I would like to ask:


"Is using a gateway, like we did, still the proper way to go or is there some new software or new methods we should be looking into?"


Kind regards