Programming Web Services with Perl
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:
If you're interested in applying XML-RPC and SOAP technologies to distributed programming applications, then Programming Web Services with Perl is a book you'll want to have.
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Introduction to Web Services
HTTP and XML Basics
Introduction to XMLRPC
Introduction to SOAP
Serving SOAP over HTTP
SOAP Services Without HTTP
Representational State Transfer
Advanced Web Services Topics
XMLRPC Toolkit Programming Reference
Lite Programming Reference
XMLRPC Example Code
SOAP Example Code
WSDL and UDDI Examples
Bibliography and References