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OpenEdge® ABL and XML - Essentials

OpenEdge® ABL and XML - Essentials

Introduction to XML

Definition:

EXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a software and hardware independent tool for storing and transporting data.
That say’s it all! XML are flat files designed to carry data - with focus on what data is.

History:

XML history begins with the development of Standardized Generalized Markup Language (SGML) in the 1970’s by Charles Goldfarb along with Ed Mosher and Ray Lorie while working at IBM (Anderson, 2004).

Accessing non Progress Application via WebService – An overview

Accessing non Progress Application via WebService

Introduction to Web Services
A Web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network (Machine-to-Machine).

The W3C defines a Web service generally as:
“a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network”. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_service)

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