We are excited to announce the latest feature addition to Glue42 Core, our open-source, web-based application integration toolkit – channels.
For those of you who are familiar with Glue42 Enterprise (or FS applications, like Fidessa or Bloomberg, for example), channels are quite a familiar concept. With Channels, you can dynamically group applications, instructing them to share the same data context. Effectively, channels are user-configurable shared contexts, which allow users to group the synchronization logically. The main benefit of the channels is the flexibility of the behavior – the end users can build their ad-hoc workflows and run multiple instances of an app bound to different channels.
Differences between Channels in Glue42 Enterprise and Glue42 Core
Unlike Glue42 Desktop (shown above), where channels are embedded within the window frames, the Glue42 Core Channels are part of the app interface. Because of this, Glue42 Core exposes an API that can be used to bind the channel selection to a UI component of your choice, regardless of the app framework. The channels documentation features examples using jQuery, React, and Angular channel selector components.
Get Started With Glue42 Core Today
If you are interested in using Channels to group your apps but have not tested Glue42 Core yet, the best way to get started by following the steps in the Glue42 Core Quick Start guide. Once you are done, you can follow one of our tutorials (React or VanillaJS). Once you are done, follow the Channels documentation section to incorporate channels in your apps. In case you need any help or encounter any troubles, go ahead and open an issue in our Github project – we would love to hear from you!