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webMethods 10.7 Release Announcement

Mariela Dimitrova
Originally published at tech.forums.softwareag.com on ・6 min read

Software AG delivers latest Release of webMethods is geared towards helping business achieve Digital Transformtion faster and drive innovation by removing complexity of managing APIs, microservices and integration and giving business-level control of applications.

Software AG’s webMethods products empower you to build solutions on the top-rated hybrid integration platform and integrate cloud-based apps and on-premises systems without coding, simplify with one toolset for on-premises and cloud integrations and use microservices-style architecture to deliver and scale new integrations faster.

The webMethods Microservices Runtime brings all of the power of their Integration Platform, including the power to connect to any application or API, free your data for use in new applications, and quickly configure new business logic, eliminating the complexity of recreating services from scratch and building new silos of data.

Software AG has now introduced a new graphical flow editor that brings the full power of their Eclipse-based IDE to the browser. Users can now speed through building integrations with user interfaces tailored to their developers, whether integration power users, ad hoc integrators or citizen developers.

And with integrations increasingly spanning cloud and on premises IT environments, Software AG also added the ability to gain visibility across hybrid landscapes with full hybrid end-to-end monitoring across Integraiton, API, and B2B integrations.

Some of the key highlights of this release are:

Integration and Microservices

  • Support for an OpenAPI v3.0-based REST API provider. The REST provider can now be developed using the OpenAPI-first approach.

  • Support for a REST-based Administrator API which allows developers to automate deployment and support continuous integration and deployment scripts.

  • Integration Server Administrator provides access to all administrative tasks through a brand new, simplified, graphically rich, tab-based interface with improved accessibility, simpler debugging tools, and server controls.

  • Microservices Runtime now provides support to inject new configuration assets into an existing Microservices Runtime Docker image, which will be updated every three months on Docker Hub.

  • Microservices Runtime is now certified to work with Istio Service Mesh. The Microservices hosted on the Microservices Runtime can be managed by the Istio Service Mesh control plane and can work with Istio components such as Envoy.

  • webMethods Service Development plugin can now work with Cloud Container, allowing developers to browse Integration Server packages, services, and APIs hosted in Cloud Container.

  • The Trading Networks built-In services guide is now integrated with Software AG Designer in service development mode to help you create custom flows for business use cases.

  • Universal Messaging now provides liveness/readiness probes that can be leveraged by Kubernetes to determine the state of the software and native Prometheus support with additional new metrics.

  • Fixes can now be applied on an Active/Active UM cluster without cluster shutdown, with the intention of providing zero-downtime updates of the servers. Functionality is available also in 10.3 after fix 16.

  • CloudStreams Server now supports additional options for replaying Salesforce streaming events, such as a CloudStreams connector listener for Salesforce Streaming API can replay events from the last received event, and a CloudStreams connector listener can now attempt recovery for errors configured as recoverable in the associated CloudStreams Connector.

  • CloudStreams Server now supports the ability to create a connector by consuming an OpenAPI 3.0 definition of a webservice.

  • CloudStreams Server can now configure JWT or Service Account Authentication with Adobe Experience Platform.

  • Software AG’s latest release adds support for many new applications including Adobe AEP and Magento Commerce; Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ADLS Gen2; SAP S/4HANA Cloud, C/4HANA Commerce; Ariba Cloud, PO, and CPI; Salesforce CPQ; and Google Cloud Spanner.

  • The new runtime UI is enabled by default now for all new tenants that are created in the AgileApps Cloud platform.

  • Customers can now leverage the new automatic creation of stacks to build a view of their environments in the Stacks view of the Command Central web user interface. They can then manage their landscape using the entire set of functions supported by the stacks.

  • Command Central now provides the ability to upgrade a set of installations grouped as a stack through the web user interface. This will enable customers to easily upgrade to a major version, for example, from 10.3 to 10.5. After upgrading a stack, the stack has the same name and configurations, but an upgraded release version and applied fixes (if available).

API Management

With this release, Software AG’s webMethods AppMesh ties together their API Management and Microservices platforms to bring application-level visibility and control, while taking the complexity out of managing business applications. webMethods Microgateway, works with webMethods API Gateway or as a standalone solution to control API access to microservices in a distributed environment. It supports service mesh architectures offering independent and sidecar deployments.

  • API Management in the Software AG hosted cloud now offers an Azure hosting option in addition to AWS, and allows switching between tenants used as different development stages.

  • API Gateway now supports OpenShift and in addition to standard swagger descriptors, users can get Postman collection documentation with examples on how public APIs of the API Gateway can be used.

  • API Gateway now provides support for AppMesh, in which API Gateway acts as the controlling and monitoring body. Microgateway acts as the body enforcing policies defined in API Gateway, acting as a sidecar to microservices. Users can now configure connection to Kubernetes clusters where service mesh resides. API Gateway also supports Istio-enabled service meshes as well as plain Kubernetes.

  • API Gateway now features a user interface for users with accessibility needs. This UI has been simplified and caters only to a small subset of API Gateway functionality such as searching and browsing APIs.

  • API Gateway now displays all the subscriptions made (along with plans and packages) and their status which includes data on package, plan, the current usage, and the percentage of time and quota used.

  • API Gateway captures all the data flowing through it with API calls. Additionally, it captures “design-time” events data about things done by users or happening any other way.

  • API Portal deployment now allows for using Postgres as external database.

  • API Portal has been certified to run on Azure cloud platform.

  • API Gateway is now able to handle streaming (responses sent as stream and byte) in API responses.

  • This release of Microgateway provides support for AppMesh, in which Microgateway acts as the body enforcing policies defined in API Gateway, acting as a sidecar to microservices.

  • CentraSite users can now import APIs from OpenAPI 3 compliant descriptors. It is also possible to create OpenAPI Specification (OAS3) compliant APIs from scratch.

Suite

  • Customers can now leverage the new automatic creation of stacks to build a view of their environments in the Stacks view of the Command Central web user interface. They can then manage their landscape using the entire set of functions supported by the stacks.

  • Command Central now provides the ability to upgrade a set of installations grouped as a stack through the web user interface. This will enable customers to easily upgrade to a major version, for example, from 10.3 to 10.5. After upgrading a stack, the stack has the same name and configurations, but an upgraded release version and applied fixes (if available).

  • Enhanced Command Central templates and documentation are available on GitHub for better on-premise infrastructure automation.

  • A REST based adapter available for OpenText Document Management System and a Sharepoint Adapter is available for various platforms.

  • You can now use the Software AG Installer to install your products and the latest or selected updates. You can use this feature when installing the 10.7 or 10.5 release.

  • Using the Software AG Installer command line interface, you can now build Docker images for the combination of Microservices Runtime, layered products such as API webMethods Product Suite 10.7 Release Notes 5 Gateway, and Universal Messaging. One use of such images is to aid in the move from on-premises to private cloud.

webMethods 10.7 GA release will be available for download on April 15th 2021.

For further details, please refer to the webMethods 10.7 Release Notes at

webMethods 10.7 Release Notes

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