A particular situation has risen where I need a simple workflow in place that allows me to trigger the translation of content in bundles or singular and when the translation is returned it will automatically publish all pages and items related to the items translated. I also want to be able to send items for translation not attached to workflow as well. I am looking for the best approach in this case as this solution must be for SDL Web 8.5 and Translation Module V.12 My research led me to a blog post written by Eric Huiza at:
Eric's approach in SDL Tridion 2013 is based on the fact that Translation Manager doesn’t have an API that is compatible with the SDL Tridion Workflow API (Based on Core Services) for that reason he recommends to create a Translation Manager Façade by implementing a WCF service that acts as glue between SDL Tridion Workflow (Core Services) and Translation Manager (COM+). Ultimately, he creates Workflow Process Definition for push transactions.
Unfortunate for me, Eric's solution is for SDL Tridion 2013. I was expecting that in SDL Web 8.5, I could get around my problem without going through the WCF path.
I am looking for a standardized way (or best practice recommended by SDL company) to come up with a solution that satisfies the requirements of my task.