Get started with IBM App Connect Enterprise

You can get started without prior knowledge of IBM® App Connect Enterprise or integration, and you can choose how you want to get going from a variety of resources.

What to do if you don't have App Connect Enterprise

Download IBM App Connect Enterprise for Developers and get started without charge

To get started with integration solutions in your own installation of App Connect Enterprise, you can download App Connect Enterprise for Developers (also known as Developer Edition) without charge. Download and install the software, then create and deploy your first integration solution, all in a few steps.

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Watch the get started video

This video demonstrates how to get started with using IBM App Connect Enterprise 12.0. The video gives an overview of the App Connect Enterprise Toolkit development environment and the Command Console, along with the Tutorials Gallery, which has over a hundred tutorials that you can follow to understand the different capabilities that are provided. The video then describes an integration server and its functionality, and demonstrates how to create, deploy, and test a message flow by sending a message to it and checking the output message that is returned. The video also gives a brief tour of the Web User Interface, which you can use to administer the integration server. You can see some examples of new functionality and use cases that can be explored in more detail in the IBM Documentation pages and App Connect Enterprise YouTube playlist.

Try your first enterprise integration solution

Use a tutorial in the App Connect Enterprise Toolkit (also known as the App Connect Toolkit) to create and deploy your first integration solution. Start with a simple example, or try any of the tutorials. Discover concepts and techniques as you go.

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Create an integration solution from a tutorial in the App Connect Enterprise Toolkit, then deploy and test it in an integration server.

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Try tutorials in the App Connect Enterprise Toolkit

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Use the Tutorials Gallery to download, deploy, and test sample integration solutions, then explore the configuration of the solution components to learn how to develop integration solutions of your own.

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Want to get going quickly but still be guided?

Take the IBM App Connect Enterprise Essentials course.

This course provides guided learning about the essential features of App Connect Enterprise software, and how to build a hybrid integration solution with the App Connect Enterprise Toolkit and Designer. This course includes exercises with event-driven flows in App Connect Enterprise as a Service in the hybrid integration solution that is based on callable flows between App Connect Enterprise as a Service and on-premises message flows.

You can find two versions of the course in the IBM Skills Gateway, both with lab exercises. One course is free and is based on downloading App Connect Enterprise for Developers, and the other course has a cost that includes a VM image for labs.

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Want to learn more?

If you prefer to learn more before getting hands on, or if want to move on from getting started, see the other pages in this documentation, including these sections.

  • Product overview

    Learn more about capabilities, concepts, and other introductory information to help you learn about App Connect Enterprise.

  • Configuring App Connect Enterprise

    Learn more about how to configure your application development environment to create, test, and deploy message flows and associated resources, and how to configure runtime environments on premises or in containers.

  • Developing integration solutions

    Learn more about the general subjects and techniques to develop integration solutions to run in App Connect Enterprise.

  • Tutorials available on GitHub

    Follow links to the App Connect Enterprise tutorials that are available on GitHub. To explore the tutorials without using the Toolkit, you can use these links to read the details and steps.