Archiva and Continuum can also be integrated with other tools in the enterprise. Both applications make this possible through web services. In this section, we will see how this can be done. We will create plugins for both applications and use them with our Centrepoint application.
Continuum's web services feature is implemented using XML-RPC. If you recall from Chapter 9, Continuum in Depth, XML-RPC is also used for the distributed builds. To demonstrate how this works, we will create a Continuum plugin which will retrieve build results from Continuum and display it in our Centrepoint application.
First, let's create a new directory named