Broker 10.5 | webMethods Broker Documentation | webMethods Broker Client C API Programmer's Guide | Getting Started | Overview of Event-Based Applications | Events
Events are one of the most important ingredients in an application developed with webMethods Broker. Events are defined using Software AG Designer, described in the Software AG Designer Online Help .
Note:Broker events are known as Broker document types in Designer.
Events have these important characteristics:
*Event types are organized into event scopes, allowing you to group the events related to your application.
*Events have a unique event type, which define the event fields they contain and the data type associated with each field.
*Event fields represent data in a platform-independent representation, allowing clients on different platforms to exchange information.
Events are discussed in greater detail in Creating and Initializing Events.