Websphere Cast Iron – Hello World Integration Flow
This is my first of many integration flows in Websphere Cast Iron. See the steps below to create a Cast Iron Integration Flow.
Step 1; Open Cast Iron Studio and create a new project (My project was called Project 1)
Step 2: An orchestration will be created for you automatically which you can rename. The following step is to create an endpoint, in this instance we will create an HTTP endpoint that listens on port 80.
Step 4: Drag the following 2 activities into your editor: Receive Request and Post Request and connect your HTTP endpoint. It must look like the following:
Step 5: Click on the Send Response Activity and click on Map Inputs, then right click on the Body field and select ‘Define Default Value’. Enter in ‘Hello World!’ or any other default value.
Step 6: Validate the project by clicking on the Validate Project button in the IDE, the following message is expected.
Step 8: Verify that the project has been published successfully.
Step 9: Log into your Virtual Appliance to see the project (Project1) being published. See project in Red Box.
Step 11: Open Cast Iron HTTP Post Utility and the Data IP address followed by the URI that was specified in the Receive Request activity and click Submit.
Cast Iron must be one of the easiest and most user friendly integration tools that I have used. This whole exercise was done in less than 5 min…just show that their motto “Integration in days” is definitely true.