Victor Vogelpoel

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Putting PowerShell to good use: discovering the OpenText eDOCS WCF API

Intro to the series “Putting PowerShell to good use”

Another post in the series “Putting PowerShell to good use”. In my company, I am evangelizing PowerShell use for various purposes and it is starting to gain traction. PowerShell is not just for the system administrator, but a great tool for any developer as well. It lends itself well for all sort of tasks:

  • Discovering APIs;
  • Leveraging APIs;
  • Creating APIs;
  • Deployment;
  • Testing.

In these series “Putting PowerShell to good use”, I want to share here how I have been using PowerShell. In this second post: discovering APIs with PowerShell and learning about the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services API for eDOCS DM, a.k.a. the eDOCS DM WCF API.

The posts of the series so far:

  1. Discovering the eDOCS DM COM API
  2. Discovering the eDOCS DM WCF API (this post)

TL;DR

This new job at The ONE introduced me to OpenText eDOCS Document Management. This time I will be looking at the WCF API of eDOCS DM using PowerShell. Continue reading

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Putting PowerShell to good use: discovering the OpenText eDOCS COM API

Intro to the series “Putting PowerShell to good use”

Five years ago, PowerShell fell into my lap and never left my lab again. PowerShell is not just for the system administrator, but a great tool for any developer as well. It lends itself well for all sort of tasks:

  • Discovering APIs;
  • Leveraging APIs;
  • Creating APIs;
  • Deployment;
  • Testing.

In these series “Putting PowerShell to good use”, I want to share here how I have been using PowerShell. In this first post: discovering APIs with PowerShell and in this post discovering the OpenText eDOCS COM API.

TL;DR

This new job at The ONE introduced me to Open Text eDOCS Document Management (previously Hummingbird) and Ultimus Business Process Management. Learning these products and leveraging their APIs for creating integration solutions is a bit of a challenge. PowerShell has been a great help in discovering the eDOCS API and its workings.

Continue reading