Learn about a new feature in Corticon 6 that delivers a no-code solution to data access for REST services.
Access to data via REST has become a necessity as RESTfull services have become the de-facto standard for Web applications API, and as composite applications using REST services are now very common.
With its model-driven rule development, Progress Corticon enables business experts, not coders, to automate and maintain business decisions. Following in that tradition, Corticon 6 now provides a no-code approach to data access for REST services. Thanks to the Autonomous REST Connector, REST services are automatically made available using the same model as any SQL data sources.
Corticon will sample REST services JSON data and create a schema automatically. You can now be up and running in a few minutes.
This has tremendous benefits as the user is provided with a consistent data access experience no matter what the data source is, and does not have to program data access methods. Of course, multiple REST services can be accessed from a single rule flow, allowing true composite application for rule processing.
Even better, your business specialists and rule modelers can write rules with data coming from different types of data sources without having to worry or even know where the data is coming from and what the types and idiosyncrasies of the data sources are. This allows them to focus on the business problem at hand and greatly improve productivity.
Of course, Corticon also caters to technical users and architects, and in this regard, it also provides a mechanism to manually tailor the automatically generated schema or, if they so desire, to even create the entire schema from scratch.
Here is a screenshot of the new menu to add a REST data-source:
And in this picture we can see, at the top, an example REST service JSON data (in Firefox browser). At the bottom, we can see how the auto-discovery process in Corticon intelligently mapped the data to the vocabulary, including the association from a medical procedure code to the various reimbursement rates for different time periods:
Additionally, Corticon supports these features:
We won't get into more details in this blog as we have several great resources:
In conclusion, the world's data is accessible via REST and Corticon allow business users and rule modelers to leverage these treasures of data without coding, helping speed delivery and guarantying better quality.
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