Broker 10.5 | webMethods Broker Documentation | webMethods Broker Client Java API Programmer's Guide | Getting Started | Event-Based Applications | Events
Events are one of the most important ingredients in an application developed with the webMethods Broker system. Events are defined using Software AG Designer, described in Software AG Designer Online Help .
Please note that Broker events are generally called documents in Designer and other webMethods components.
Events have these important characteristics:
*Events are organized into event scopes, allowing you to group the events related to your application.
*Events have a unique event type, which defines 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.