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Programming Web Services with Perlby Randy J. Ray
Synopses & Reviews
Given Perl's natural fit for web applications development, it's no surprise that Perl is also a natural choice for web services development. It's the most popular web programming language, with strong implementations of both SOAP and XML-RPC, the leading ways to distribute applications using web services. But books on web services focus on writing these applications in Java or Visual Basic, leaving Perl programmers with few resources to get them started. Programming Web Services with Perl changes that, bringing Perl users all the information they need to create web services using their favorite language.Programming Web Services with Perl steers clear of the hype surrounding web services and concentrates on what is useful and practical. The book introduces the major web services standards, such as XML-RPC, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI, and shows how to implement Perl servers and clients using these standards. You'll find detailed references on both the XML and SOAP toolkits, and learn when to use one technology in favor of the other. The book is rich with programming examples that you'll find useful well past the learning stage. And, moving beyond the basics, the book offers solutions to problems of security, authentication, and scalability.Some of the topics covered in the book are:
This guide cuts through they hype on Web services and concentrates on the practical and useful. It shows how to use Perl to create Web services and how to implement Perl using XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI standards.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-437) and index.
About the Author
Kulchenko is an open source developer, best known for his SOAP::Lite, LMLRPC::Lite, and UDDI::Lite modules for Perl.
Table of Contents
CopyrightPrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to Web ServicesChapter 2: HTTP and XML BasicsChapter 3: Introduction to XML-RPCChapter 4: Programming XML-RPCChapter 5: Introduction to SOAPChapter 6: Programming SOAPChapter 7: Serving SOAP over HTTPChapter 8: SOAP Services Without HTTPChapter 9: Service Description with WSDLChapter 10: Service Advertising and Discovery with UDDIChapter 11: REST: Representational State TransferChapter 12: Advanced Web Services TopicsAppendix A: XML-RPC Toolkit Programming ReferenceAppendix B: SOAP::Lite Programming ReferenceAppendix C: XML-RPC Example CodeAppendix D: SOAP Example CodeAppendix E: WSDL and UDDI ExamplesAppendix F: Bibliography and ReferencesColophon
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