Posts Tagged SOAP

Free White Paper: The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

With more and more discussion occurring around the concept of Platform as a Service (PaaS), developers, IT and business managers are doing their fair share of head scratching, trying to understand the business value and benefits of a cloud-based approach to develop, test, deploy, host, and maintain online applications in a single, integrated in-the-cloud environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Video – How to Import and Run WideLens, View and Export the WideLens Database

In this new WideLens video we introduce Josh, one of two devs who worked on the Bungee Connect reference calendaring application, who shows Ted a few more tips and tricks for Bungee developers interested in experimenting with the Bungee-powered app, covering:

  • How to import WideLens project into a new solution (and what’s actually happening in the background when importing the project)
  • How to run your instance of WideLens via simulate within the Bungee builder
  • Creating an account in your version of WideLens
  • Viewing your instance of the WideLens MySQL database via the SQL Console
  • How to export the WideLens database schema so you can use your own MySQL database

Bungee Connect WideLens Video - How to Import and Run WideLens, and View the WideLens Database

More videos to come. In the meantime, you can go to the WideLens developer page at the Bungee Connect wiki where you can find all the links to the various resources we’re putting together.

Alex Barnett, VP Community

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Webcast – Extending WideLens – Feb 21, 12pm MST

Please join us for a WebEx session where we will provide an technical overview of the Bungee Connect‘s new reference application, WideLens, and discuss how the WideLens reference app was extended to display a custom event.

Topic: Bungee Connect Webcast – Extending WideLens (60 minutes)

  • A Developer’s Introduction to WideLens Reference Application (Brad Hintze)
  • Extending the WideLens Reference App with Custom Events (Dave Nielsen)
  • Questions and Answers (Brad Hintze)

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time: 12:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time (GMT -07:00, Denver )

To join the online meeting, see details at the BCDN Forum (you must have a Bungee Connect developer account to enter the BCDN Forum) :

Look forward to seeing you there.

Alex Barnett
VP Community, Bungee Labs

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Extending the WideLens Reference App

It’s been a big day for us, with news of:

About WideLens

In this post, I want to focus on the new WideLens reference application from a Bungee developer’s standpoint – why we built it and how Bungee developers can modify and extend the Bungee reference application for their own purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Defining Platform-As-A-Service, or PaaS

There is an increasing level of discussion and activity around the topic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)–and more recently Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS).On the SaaS side of things, there have been some notable successes in the areas of CRM-as-a-service, computing-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service. These are just a few examples of data, functionality and hardware as services over the network. These individual offerings represent the next logical evolution of software and computing in the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

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WideLens: A calendaring reference application for Bungee Connect

logo_widelens_sm  With the release of the latest version of Bungee Connect we are happy to announce the release of a new reference application for Bungee Connect. WideLens is a calendaring application built to demonstrate what can be built with Bungee Connect, such as:

Connectivity to multiple types of external data:
WeekViewWideLens connects to Microsoft Exchange calendar, Google Calendar,, Facebook, MySQL and iCalendar feeds. If you’re familiar with these services, you know this list isn’t just a mouthful to say, it represents a variety of protocols and authentication schemes. MS Exchange is accessed through WebDav, Google Calendar through gData, via SOAP, Facebook through REST and MySQL connectivity is based on client libraries provided by MySQL (integrated directly inside Bungee Connect). Read the rest of this entry »

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A Web UI into Novell GroupWise with Bungee

Ted’s put together a short screencast showing off a simple personal Bungee-powered task management app providing a web UI into Novell GroupWise.

“I chose to use GroupWise as a reference platform for two reasons. First, the SOAP API for GroupWise has all the sophistication you could want: multiple levels of object inheritance, and its scope is comprehensive to say the least. (I wish I had understood that when I was in charge of marketing for GroupWise!) Second, nine years of working at Novell left me knowing how GroupWise works, so I would know when I actually got something to work.”

Ted also got this running as a Google Gadget. Sweet!

Yes, I used a mac to make this movie.

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