May 18, 2004 Alex Woodie
Jacada today introduced WinFuse, a new integration tool for exposing as Web services the data and processes housed in Windows-based client/server applications. The company, which spent three years developing the software, says WinFuse is the first product of its kind to provide message-level integration for a large swath of the sprawling collection of legacy Windows applications in use for which there are no clean APIs or other good integration points. WinFuse is similar in design and is complementary to Jacada’s integration software for OS/400 servers and mainframes.
The word “legacy” is rarely used to describe client/server Windows applications. After all,