Resources to help you connect to web services

The first time I was required to connect to a web service, I had no idea where to start, and ended up doing things the hard way. I needed to connect to a REST like web service in order to process a credit card transaction. I was coding in php at the time, and created all of my http headers from scratch and sent my request using fsockopen and very low-level function calls. Well, there’s a much easier way to do things. Here are some resources to help you connect to web services.

If you’re programming in Ruby, php, C#, VB.NET, ActionScript, JavaScript, or Python, then the Yahoo! Developer Network has some great resources for you. The gurus at Yahoo! have provided code samples and links to libraries that will help you connect to RESTful and SOAP web services.

If you’ve never connected to a web service before, it is really easy! Yahoo has some cool web services to try out, so have at it!

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3 thoughts on “Resources to help you connect to web services”

  1. This is exactly something I needed to read. This stuff gets really intimidating when you first look at it. It’s great to have some direction. Muchas gracias.

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