In April, Bret Dawson, our VP of Product Development delivered a few tips on how to best design your integration projects. In it he discussed the importance of Separation of Concerns, local vs shared modules in Iguana as well as the benefits of normalizing your interfaces. You can watch the recording here if you missed it.
In an effort to give you useful content, we’ve been rolling out a series of webinars to help you get the most of Iguana. Our most recent webinar focused on actually putting theory into practice. During the webinar, How Iguana 6 Makes Building Interfaces Faster, Bret walks you through actually building interfaces.
We know that it can be intimidating to open up Iguana for the first time and just stare at the great blankness. This webinar was designed to help you overcome whatever angst you may have while starting a project. Besides, who doesn’t like a few hacks to help kick-start their projects?
Starter modules like the Iguana Tutorials (if you’re an Iguana newbie, I highly recommend starting here) and the FHIR Server were designed to help get your project going; think of them as building blocks for writing code. While the built-in modules like the Map Data Fields or Julian Date were created to help extend the functionality of what you’ve already written.
As an aside, we realize that we do great stuff here at iNTERFACEWARE and often it gets buried in our Help Center, so these webinars and this blog post are designed to highlight some of these pieces. Now back to regular programming…
The kick-starter projects and built-in modules are all part of the Iguana repositories (lovingly referred to as repos) that have been built into the product so they can easily be leveraged. This article gives you a great overview of the Repos Project and if you missed the first webinar in our series, Casey Trauer, Customer Solutions Developer, did a fantastic job talking about the benefits of the new source control system, which powers the flexibility behind easily moving and importing interfaces. If you’re interested in a deeper-dive into the repos or viewing his webinar, I suggest going through Casey’s complimentary training module.
We hope that you stay tuned to our monthly webinar series and get some practical tips and tricks on making the most out of Iguana. Also, if you’d like to get a deeper dive into some of these topics and meet the team behind Iguana, join us in September for the Iguana User Conference (Sept 21-22nd).