Release Announcement April 2021 - webMethods Mainframe Integration

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webMethods ApplinX 10.7 now includes Natural Screen Tester so you can easily generate Unit Tests out of your existing ApplinX procedures for fast validation of code change impacts and regression testing. The Natural-IO protocol is now supported so a secure SSL connection can be made to hosts running Natural on Linux. The REST-based server API has been improved to allow you to connect/disconnect a session to get or update a screen. This REST API give you more flexibility to use technologies you choose to design your front-end implementation when transforming your green screens applications for web or mobile access. A new API for handling printing sessions lets you connect to your printer session without the need for a Java® installation on the client machine.

webMethods EntireX 10.7 builds on the security theme in this release with enhanced security to support FIPS requirements and SSL client certificates on z/OS.

CONNX 14.5 sports a new web-based user interface this release and adds a DB Adapter for the Snowflake® data lake on the cloud. See the CONNX Release announcement for more details.

Mainframe Integration Release Highlights

webMethods EntireX   EXX 10.7  
  • Security
  1. Enhanced security with FIPS support
  2. Supports SSL Client certificates on z/OS
  • DevOps
  1. Accelerate DevOps by generating adapter assets via REST
webMethods ApplinX   APX 10.7  
  • Supports the Natural-IO protocol so a secured SSL connection can connect to a Natural UNIX host without the need of a third-party component
  • Natural Screen Tester included adds screen test automation capabilities for DevOps
  • Printing with BaseObject API provides an additional means of activating a mainframe or AS/400 printer session.
  • Create and disconnect a session, and also get and update a screen using the ApplinX REST API
CONNX   CXA 14.5  
  • New easy to use web-based interface for DataSync
  • Full REST API access to DataSync functions for application integration
  • New Snowflake Adapter so you can easily sync 150+ data sources with the leading data lake in the cloud