O'Reilly logo

PHP Programming with PEAR by Stoyan Stefanov, Carsten Lucke

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Web Services

Web applications are moving closer to the center of today's infrastructures. While desktop applications have been the most important part of software development, more and more companies are moving their applications to the Web so they can be controlled from anywhere with any modern browser. This way, employees need not sit in front of their desktop computer in the office, but are able to use the applications from any place in the world.

Still, these applications often need to connect with other applications as nobody can afford a complete redesign and redevelopment of all the software components used by a company. So quite often these new web applications, often developed in PHP, have to live in a heterogeneous environment ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required