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An Introduction to SOAP and REST

posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:38 AM by Brian Hall   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 11:43 AM ]
Technical Paper No. 1 has been published. It is entitled An Introduction to Using SOAP and REST Services for Data Retrieval.

This technical paper illustrates the use of SOAP and REST services for Web-based data retrieval. PHP is used to initiate SOAP and REST calls to two data repositories. The data repositories utilized are the National Digital Forecast Database maintained by NOAA’s National Weather Service, and Amazon’s product database. The NWS example provides an introduction to using service-oriented architecture and data retrieval techniques, while the Amazon example demonstrates a more advanced scenario. In both cases, alternative data formatting options are considered. An overview of SOAP and REST literature is also provided. This paper is useful to students and novice developers seeking guidance and to computing educators seeking coursework examples.
TP1 Code Examples (zip)