IBM WebSphere Cast Iron enables companies to integrate applications, whether the applications are located on-premises or in public or private clouds.
WebSphere Cast Iron provides an approach to integrating applications that does not require any programming knowledge.
You can build integration flows in WebSphere Cast Iron Studio, which is a graphical development environment that is installed on a personal computer.
With Cast Iron Studio, you create an integration project that contains one or more orchestrations. Each orchestration is built with a number of activities that define the flow of data.
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation provides a Cast Iron Adapter type to integrate with WebSphere Cast Iron.
A MobileFirst Cast Iron adapter initiates orchestrations in Cast Iron to retrieve and return data to mobile clients.
For more information about Cast Iron, see:
Creating the adapter
From the project's directory, use
mfp add adapter and follow the interactive instructions.
In MobileFirst Studio, create an adapter and select the Cast Iron Adapter type.
A standard Cast Iron adapter file structure is created.
The mandatory invocation parameters are
transformation parameter is optional and takes the
Procedures can be parameterized at run time.
To invoke a Cast Iron request, use the
WL.Server.invokeCastIron API method.
Provide an input parameters object with the following properties:
method: the HTTP method (
appName: the application name
requestType: the request type
path: the service path
returnedContentType: the returned content type (
transformation(optional): applies transformation filters to the received data
For a complete list of invocation options, see the MobileFirst user documentation about adapter files.▲
Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.