I had an idea before christmas for a prototype project that would demonstrate that it’s possible to take data that has been submitted via a web form and use it to fill out entries in legacy Windows applications. I hypothesised that, although this is a non-ideal solution to a pervasive integration problem, it could be used in a the medium term to reduce the need for data entry staff.

This fits in with my attempts to keep up to speed with learning new web technologies so I understand what people at work are talking about :-).

The proof of concept works. There’s a google doc explaining it here. The code can be found on github.

I also put a rather low-fi talk / demo of the prototype on YouTube.

Drop me a line if you’re interested or have any questions.