Xillio, a provider of content migration and integration software, has released a new version of the Xillio API platform. The new features hopes to expand on Xillio’s goal to deliver a unified and uniform approach to making business content stored in any content repository or file share – be it cloud, on premise or legacy systems – easily accessible to any application.
The Xillio API is a content connectivity platform through which developers build integrations from their applications to any popular content repository. Xillio takes care of all the content system connectivity behind the scenes, no matter how many different systems they want to access. Xillio has connectors to many systems today and constantly adds new ones. If a content system changes, Xillio handles the connector upgrades so the customer doesn’t have to. Companies that use Xillio are accelerating their time to market, reducing development costs and expanding their market reach.
Here are some of the key new features in the new release:
- Query feature. Now you can execute a query to search for documents or objects in a repository and retrieve all entities and metadata matching the query parameters. For example, you could retrieve all objects that have changed since a given date. The query is defined once and can be used over and over again. Until now, the application had to implement a query function. With this new release, you can leverage the querying capabilities of the underlying content system. Use cases range from finding all the objects that have not been committed to Long Term Storage (LTS), to finding all content that was changed and must be resubmitted for translation.
- Retrieve custom metadata. The Xillio API now supports uniform access to custom metadata. This feature is essential for business process management or workflow management use cases, where workflow status is stored as custom metadata. This custom metadata can now be accessed in a unified structure, so developers no longer need to be aware of the details of the repositories with which they need to integrate.
- Retrieve version information. Some repositories automatically track the change history of an object by saving multiple versions. This new feature offers a uniform way to retrieve information about the available versions and learn about a specific version’s metadata and content.
- Retrieve translation information. The Xillio API now offers uniform access to all the different translations of the objects and pages that are available within a certain content repository. This enables retrieving information about multiple translations within applications.
- Content scripts feature for WCM. This feature is especially valuable for users working with multiple web content management (WCM) systems. Each system has its own way to store pages and content. There is a demand for uniform access to this page content across multiple systems. You can now write content scripts to change the format of the retrieved content. This makes it possible to normalize the output from different WCM systems into one unified format.
“Our vision is to enable application developers with a uniform approach to content connectivity through our API platform, and we are constantly adding new features to the Xillio API and our public cloud to meet this growing demand,” said Jeroen Huinink, CTO at Xillio. “It is now possible for any developer to write one integration and access content from many different repositories. As a result, it is no longer necessary to learn or understand multiple systems nor to write boilerplate code – we handle that for them.”