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XML eXtra: New Learning Resources and Customer Stories
Table of Contents, April 2008
> New Examples: XQuery and Web Services
> Benefitfocus Chooses XML Converters
1) Examples: XQuery and Web Services
XQueryWebService is a framework that allows you to expose an XQuery as a Web service. You can build powerful web service client applications using DataDirect XQuery's built-in function ddtek:wscall. Consume any service via SOAP over HTTP, aggregate the result with relational data sources as well as legacy documents like EDI business transactions.
Check out the following XQueryWebService Examples for further explanation:
Building XQuery Web Services
Leverage a comprehensive set of tutorials that introduce you to the XQuery Web services framework and help you build and deploy web services on your own.
Accessing Web Services with XQuery
View code examples of consuming incoming requests as XML, accessing relational databases or XML configuration files, and producing the XML needed for a response.
2) Benefitfocus: Growing Markets via Hi-Volume EDI
Using DataDirect XML Converters, companies like Benefitfocus have found it's easy to convert X12 EDI into XML in as little as 10 lines of Java or C# code. For Benefitfocus, the XML Converters from DataDirect have provided immediate value to the organization helping build upon existing quality to meet the needs of insurance carriers.
“For every map that we would have to build, our new solution using DataDirect’s products will probably save us approximately 40 hours."
– Don Taylor, Chief Technology Officer at Benefitfocus
For more information about Benefitfocus and its relationship with Datadirect Technologies: