posted this on February 15, 2012 13:23
Choreos — short for "Choreographies" — are the heart of the Temboo platform. They're discrete, reusable code shortcuts that perform specific development tasks, like connecting to public APIs via HTTP to retrieve business data, sending email messages automatically, and updating records in a SQL database, to name just a few. And Choreos can be combined into complex, full-fledged, multi-step integration workflows with a minimum of engineering time.
How Can They Help Me?
Our developers have taken the time to streamline the process of accessing APIs, build complex SQL queries, map data conversions, and much more so that you don't have to. That means you'll be able to retrieve meaningful data from the Twitter or Amazon APIs, for example, by providing values for a few easy-to-understand inputs — all the time-consuming logic has been figured out and built in, so you're free to move on to other tasks.
Where Do I Get Them?
Hundreds of Choreos reside in our extensive Choreo Library, which you access on the Web. You can use any or all of the Choreos in the Library in the IDE of your choice by downloading them in the Temboo SDK. You can also run Choreos directly in the Library, and use the sample code generated there in your IDE as well.
How Are They Made?
Choreos are designed and tested in Twyla, our graphical development application, which you can download and try out for yourself. Keep in mind that Twyla is still experimental. You can learn how to build your own Choreos by checking out the examples and tutorials on our Twyla page.