This guide describes how to execute Robots using the Kapow Katalyst Java API. The guide assumes that you have completed the Design Studio tutorials and know how to write simple Robots and that you are familiar with the Java programming language.
The programmer's guide has been completely rewritten for version 8.3, as large portions of the API has been deprecated, and a new execution API has been created. The API is still backwards compatible, but you should familiarize yourself with the new API and consider rewriting existing application to use the new API, as the deprecated classes will be removed in future releases.
RobotExecutor has been deprecated because of the
Robots would continue to execute on RoboServer even after an RQLException was thrown by the API.
Robots would continue to execute even if RoboServer lost connection to the client, resulting in log errors for every Return Value executed.
The distribution policies didn't look at server capacity when distributing requests.
It was cumbersome to implement object streaming, because there
were many hidden pitfalls when implementing a custom
You can still find the old Java programmer's guide, at http://help.kapowtech.com/8.2/topic/doc/java/Top.html
Details about specific classes can be found in the JavaDoc