Archive for the ‘PHP’ Category

RESTful PHP Web Services – Book

October 21, 2008

My book on RESTful PHP Web Services is now available for download from Packt Publishing.

What you will learn from this book

  • Basic concepts of REST architecture
  • Consuming public REST-style services from your PHP applications
  • Consuming RESTful web services, such as those from leading APIs such as Flickr, and Yahoo Web Search
  • Making your own PHP applications accessible to other applications through a RESTful API
  • REST support in the popular Zend framework
  • Debugging RESTful services and clients
  • A case study of designing a RESTful PHP service from the ground up, and designing clients to consume the service

It is also note worthy that there is a dedicated appendix chapter in this book on using WSO2 WSF/PHP.


The Need for SOA with PHP

January 20, 2008

In this post on “why PHP users should be serious on SOA?” I have discussed why a mainstream scripting language such as PHP would need to consider the implications of SOA more seriously than it is now.

It used to be LAMP or WAMP; It is only a matter of time before they become LASP or WASP, where S is for Services.

WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP 1.2.0 Released

January 8, 2008

WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP 1.2.0 Released. You can find the complete release note on the forum.

There are many exciting features in this latest WSF/PHP release.

Download now and enjoy the power of Web services with PHP.

.NET and PHP in SOA

January 6, 2008

Can a .NET application talk to a PHP application? Can a PHP application talk to a .NET application? Yes for both cases. But, how? Well there could be multiple ways, but the most obvious answer is with Web services.

Ok, so I can use PHP5 SOAP extension and get the job done? Yes to some extent. With PHP5 SOAP extension you can get started. However, if you use WSO2 Web services framework for PHP, you can do more.

Do more in the sense? In addition to SOAP, you can get .NET and PHP to exchange binary data attachments as well as secure messages that are signed or encrypted or both.

In short, they are interoperable.

Most Exciting SOA Features of WSO2 WSF/PHP 1.2.0 Release

January 5, 2008

We have packed and tested WSO2 Web services framework version 1.2.0. Release note will go out next Monday.

I am very excited about this release, because it has improved support for loose coupling and interoperability. Always, clean interfacing is welcome when interconnecting services. This release has put some considerable effort to improve the integration with enhanced WSDL support. The key SOA friendly features to look out for are:

  • WSDL generation
    • We have improved the code first model a great deal. This release will have the greatest WSDL generation capabilities that the PHP world has ever seen
  • WSDL Mode improvements
    • Now you can provide a WSDL with security policies and the framework is capable of dealing with those policies and enforce them

As always, it is open source (Apache 2.0  license) and free to download and use as you wish. Download now and enjoy these excitements!!!