Because the internet, the World Wide Web (actually two different things), and connected networks are so much a part of everyday life, it’s easy to forget just how complicated this technology really is. When we say that UiPath can help your organization with web enablement, it includes a great deal more than the ability to get data from the web (scraping) or integrating with a cloud service.
Get ready for the alphabet soup – we’re talking API, SOAP, REST, with a little bit of XML and JSON. All that’s important to know in this instance is that all of these pertain to the ways in which programs communicate over the web. API (Application Programming Interface) allows software to interact with the user or other software without the other party knowing how it ticks. Lots of web services and sites have open APIs, which is great news for automation. Open APIs are integral for social sharing on the web; think of the ‘share’ links that appear on most news sites and blogs (like this one). Embedding presentations and videos is possible with open APIs. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and lots of other web services have open APIs to allow for better interaction among programs.
UiPath is built to work with APIs, SOAP, and REST. The videos below offer just a peek into the capabilities of web automation with our robotic process automation software. Don’t underestimate the power of automating information retrieval if that’s one less thing to worry about in a day. Of course, it’s not just about getting information. Use UiPath as translator from XML or JSON to information you can understand at a glance. With built-in wizards that lead you through SOAP and HTTP prompts, UiPath can cover all of your web automation needs. Request a live demo today to learn more about what UiPath can do for your organization.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.uipath.com/blog/automation/the-possibilities-of-web-automation