This chapter provides a reference to the functions that you will need to use to write your own custom application that talks to Texis. This API is flexible enough to support both a procedural programming style as well as an event driven style.

Most applications can be written in Vortex, and executed via texis. Vortex provides a simple programming language which allows applications to be written and tested quickly. Since the Vortex code handles the details of extracting data from the web server, maintaining variable state, and many of the repetitive tasks in generating user output, as well as being automatically compiled when the script is changed it allows for rapid development, deployment, and provides excellent performance for interactive applications.

The API is provided for applications that may require linking with other APIs that would not be good candidates for user defined Vortex functions and for applications where the request/response paradigm of the web is not appropriate.

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