The XCS eiConsole is a graphical Integrated Development Environment
created for the express purpose of developing, deploying, managing, and
maintaining interfaces. The XCS eiConsole offers the fastest, surest,
most cost effective way to manage dozens or even hundreds of interfaces
an order of magnitude easier.
The "assembly line" approach used by the XCS eiConsole to configure
interfaces allows you to interface any system(s) or service(s) to any
other system(s) or service(s) regardless of platform, operating system,
database, or communications protocol. Whether implementing a simple
point-to-point interface or a comprehensive SOA, experience accumulated
from hundreds of implementations has proven that any interface can be
organized into logical stages to support the connectivity,
transformation, and delivery of information. These stages include:
* The Listener - to connect to the Source system(s) or service(s).
* The Transformer - to transform information from its proprietary format
to a common format.
* The Router - to direct the information to its intended Target(s).
* Another Transformer - to transform the information from its common
format to the format acceptable to the Target(s).
* The Transport - to connect to the Target system(s) or service(s).
The XCS eiConsole is the developer's complement to the XCS eiPlatform.
The stages comprising each interface are configured in the XCS
eiConsole, tested end-to-end, and then deployed to the XCS eiPlatform
Java framework at the click of a mouse for runtime processing.
The XCS eiConsole delivers exceptional value to business and technical
professionals alike. The "power user" can use the "point, click, drag,
and drop" visual interface to quickly build and deploy interfaces
without requiring expertise in Java, XML, XSLT, or other enabling
technologies. At the same time, technology experts will want to use the
XCS eiConsole because it is a much faster way to create end-to-end
interfaces without requiring the tedious hand-coding.
This is a major release candidate that includes PilotFish Interface
Exchange (PIE) functionality. With this release, commercial licensees
can share (upload and download) interfaces and interface components via
the PIE. Evaluation licensees can download interfaces and interface
components from the PIE, but cannot share or upload interfaces and
components to the PIE.