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Groovy in Action, Second Edition by Dierk König and Paul King with Guillaume Laforge, Hamlet D'Arcy, Cédric Champeau, Erik Pragt, and Jon Skeet

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Chapter 15. Interacting with Web Services

This chapter covers

  • Consuming RSS and ATOM feeds
  • Using REST and JAX-RS
  • Remote operations with XML-RPC
  • SOAP Web Services

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Muhammad Ali

From the early days of computer networking, we’ve used a wealth of protocols and data formats to allow computers to interact and exchange information. With the popularity and ubiquity of the World Wide Web, the range of protocols and data formats has consolidated to primarily focus on HTTP, which implements the request–response model you know from your everyday browsing activities, and a small number of markup notations (mainly HTML, XML, and JSON) as the data-exchange format. These are the commonly ...

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