Author Archives: Matt Rosenberger

Eclipse Help Overview

Switching the EBI Developer Studio from a homegrown client to using the Eclipse platform will require changing how EXTOL developers implement everything related to the GUI, including how to access help from within the product. One of the projects I was assigned to do for EBI 3x was to look into the Eclipse help system. I enjoyed working on that project because the Eclipse team did a fantastic job producing a very advanced help system that we will certainly be taking advantage of. Continue reading

Fun With Web Services: PostalMethods (Part 2)

In my previous post, I gave a brief introduction to Web Services and started to discuss PostalMethods, one of many public Web Services available that can be invoked by EBI.  Today’s blog will focus on how I configured EBI to use the PostalMethods API along with some useful features that can taken advantage of in their control panel.

Before constructing an Invoice spreadsheet that I was going to use for this proof of concept, I still needed to know how to submit the recipient’s address to PostalMethods.  PostalMethods supports two methods of submitting the recipient’s address Continue reading

Fun With Web Services: PostalMethods (Part 1)

The Web Services hype is over and its usage in production software and services is a reality.  We implemented both flavors of Web Services (SOAP and REST) in our EBI product because we knew Web Services would be very useful to our customers in the integration world.  Users can configure EBI to use Web Services to invoke APIs from public services.  The purpose of this blog is to focus on one of these public Web Services:  PostalMethods.  Continue reading