In this chapter we covered how to include and use various APIs and web services in our extensions.
We began by discussing how we could create and use XML documents. We learned that XML is integral to many web services and how to parse and navigate a parsed XML document. Joomla! provides multiple XML parsers; in this chapter we described how to use the
JSimpleXML parser. Before we use this parser, we should always consider any possible benefits of using the other available parsers.
We covered LDAP, a very powerful open technology. Its main ...