Last month I wrote about using Request-Reply Maps to call a Scribe Online map from an external application using a simple HTTP request. This time we will look at another method that involves building a simple Scribe Online connector using Scribe’s Messaging Framework.
There are many cloud applications that support outgoing webhooks, and the Messaging Framework handles webhooks in either JSON or XML format. Google Forms makes a good example because it’s easily accessible and there is a Google Chrome add-on called Trigger & Send that sends an outgoing webhook whenever someone submits a form.
The first step in building a connector with the Messaging Framework is to collect an example of the outgoing webhook message you want to catch. You can do this with RequestBin, which gives you a URL that you can put in the outgoing webhook configuration of your application.
To learn the rest, watch this video, in which I used the Messaging Framework to build a Google Forms connector.
To try this for yourself, here is what you will need:
- A Scribe Online Integration Service subscription – if you don’t already have one, register for a free trial
- Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition
- The Scribe SDK, which includes the Messaging Framework
- The Scribe Developer Success Portal
- Google Forms plus the Trigger & Send Chrome Add-on, or
- An application of your choice that supports outgoing webhooks