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Application Development with webMethods Broker
Using the webMethods Broker system to develop applications involves the following steps:
1. Install the webMethods Broker system. See Installing webMethods and Intelligent Business Operations Products or your system administrator.
2. Start the Broker. See Installing webMethods and Intelligent Business Operations Products or your system administrator.
3. Design the client programs and the events that will comprise your system.
4. Use Designer to define the events for your application. See the Software AG Designer Online Help or your system administrator.
Note:Broker events are known as Broker document types in Designer.
5. Ensure that your applications can locate the webMethods Broker Java package. You can do this by using one of the following techniques:
a. Compile your application with the -classpath complier flag set to the location of the webMethods Broker Java package. This is the recommended technique.
b. Install the webMethods Broker Java package in the same directory where you develop your applications. You must also ensure that your CLASSPATH environment variable includes the current directory specification.
c. Add the location of the webMethods Broker Java package to your CLASSPATH environment variable. This is not recommended due to potential name conflicts with other Java packages that might be installed on your system.
6. Write and compile your client code.
7. Execute your client programs.