From the Publisher
This book is developed keeping in mind two main audiences:
* The first and major audience consists of programmers that would like to learn how to consume and deploy Web Services using PHP, HTTP as a transport mechanism, and SOAP as the messaging format
* The second audience consists of readers that want to learn how to integrate and interoperate PHP applications with existing and new applications written on other platforms. These platforms consist of .NET (MS .NET, Rotor and Mono), Perl, Python and Java
From the Back Cover
Professional PHP Web Services takes a look at what Web Services are, their importance in enterprise computing today, and the various standards and programming models used to build Web Services using PHP. It discusses all aspects of Web Services, including consumption, development and deployment, description, discovery, and security. It offers comparative examples for using Web Services on different platforms, such as .NET and Java, and the issues concerning their development. It also includes real world case studies, information on Web Services toolkits for various platforms and technologies, and best practices recommended for their consumption.
Who is this book for?
There are two main audiences for this book. The first, wider audience consists of programmers who would like to learn how to consume and deploy Web Services using PHP, with HTTP as a transport mechanism and SOAP as the messaging format. The second audience consists of readers who want to learn how to integrate and interoperate PHP applications with existing and new applications written on other platforms.
What does the book cover?
Introduction to Web Services XML and HTTP Messaging with XML-RPC Messaging with SOAP Consuming SOAP Web Services Security Describing Web Services with WSDL Discovering Web Services with UDDI Best practices Application integration Interoperability - case study (available online) Krysalis - case study (available online) 7 Appendices (available online)