Chapter 12. Talking with other applications

This chapter covers
  • An introduction to web services
  • How to create and consume an RSS feed with Zend_Feed
  • Integrating a Zend_XmlRpc server into a Zend Framework application
  • Creating a REST server using Zend_Rest

This chapter will cover the use of various components of Zend Framework that can be loosely lumped together under the term “web services,” which the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines as “a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network.” For the sake of simplicity, we’ll base our use of the term “web services” in this chapter on that definition, rather than on the more specific W3C focus on it being a combination of SOAP and WSDL (Web ...

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