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Language for Message Transformation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015026D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Introduction Message Brokers are an increasingly popular tool for integrating business applications. A Message Broker consists of two main components... A message transformation facility which re-formats messages so that messages produced by one application become intelligible to a second application A message delivery facility which delivers transformed messages to the applications that need to receive them This bulletin is concerned with the message transformation component. Message transformation can be performed by normal programs written in normal programming languages but experience in the industry has shown that overall costs are reduced by having purpose built transformation engines that are quicker and easier to program. Such programming is then often done by people whose skills are in business rather than computer programming and may be via a GUI rather than a text language. Until now these systems have suffered from a number of limitations...