Our Natural code base is stored on, and executed from, an HP-UX Itanium server. We are currently maintaining and developing code with Natural Studio (SPoD) running on Windows XP, connecting to Unix with NDV server daemons. Our Natural version is 6.3.3.
We are starting to branch out into providing Natural-based web services. To do this, we use webMethods EntireX (with Natural for Eclipse, v. 3.3 – Europa release). This product allows us to create IDL wrappers and eventually deploy them as web services.
From what I’ve seen, we are not able to directly edit our Natural code using the Natural for Eclipse product, meaning for web services we must develop with one product but deploy the service with another. It’s a bit convoluted.
It looks to me like NaturalONE wraps the functionality of Natural Studio and Natural for Eclipse into one product. We would be able to develop code, test it, and optionally deploy it all in one environment.
Is this correct? Should we be looking at NaturalONE instead of continuing on with newer versions of SPoD, or is there a better way? We are unable to test in our environment with the Community Edition, as it will not allow us to map external environments. Is there a way to get a demo version that will allow us to map to our code base on Unix? If NaturalONE is indeed the correct product for our situation, does anyone have pricing information anywhere? I’ve looked without success for a price per seat for a commercial version of NaturalONE.