stupid question regarding webservice @ fabrice harrari

Startbeitrag von stefan.kern am 01.05.2017 20:54

Hi Forum,

I read several posts, where Fabrice is prividing Rest Webservices by using AWP pages.
I did the same in webDev and consume the services with WD Mobile, and it works great.

Question: Is this kind of web service only usable within the WX family or also by third party products, so will his kind of service respect all standards?

Thanks for your answer.

Best Regards



Hi Stefan

first, define "standard"...

AFAIK, at least in computer sciences, there is not ONE 'standard' that is implemented the same way by everybody (see SQL, html, email internal format, and so on)

So the answer is in two parts:
- probably not
- and nobody cares

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 02.05.2017 10:47
And a follow up to my previous answer:

An awp page serving a rest webservice can be used by ANY program able to do an httprequest (including you, by hand, with a simple browser)

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 02.05.2017 10:49

personally I would use a tool like SoapUI to test your webservice. Then you have at least one 3-party tool, and with SoapUI a well known and widely acceptable some kind of proof.

von Arie - am 02.05.2017 11:03
Hi Arie,

so your would use a SOAP oriented tool to test a REST webservice?

Except is SoapUI is doing something very different than its name is telling us, I predict a few problems going that way :-(

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 02.05.2017 12:13
Yes there name is misleading, but that's there name for quite some time.

However, according to themselves they are now

"The Most Advanced REST & SOAP Testing Tool in the World"


von Arie - am 02.05.2017 12:21
Just as a sidenote: I'm sure everybody implemented the HTTP and tcp/ip protocol in the same way.
Otherwise this forum would not exist ;-)

von Peter Holemans - am 02.05.2017 19:13
And as an add-on I use SoapUI as the default testing/format/proof of concept tool for any standard third party REST and SOAP web service test as well as to prove to PCSoft that their soap engine doesn't work as usually the same thing works out of the box with SoapUI. Unfortunately they don't care...

von Peter Holemans - am 02.05.2017 19:18
Hi Fabrice,

to define what I meant with standard:

I have a WB Service using AWP pages as you do it, and consume it with my WD Mobile App, which works great.
Now I have the request from the customer, that they want to Import data from my WD Application into a 3th Party app.

So I wonder, wheather I just can tell them: "I have a Standard Rest webservice you can consume"

Best Regards


von stefan.kern - am 02.05.2017 21:36
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