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The Next Web? article about XML and Webservices in todays internet. Written by Simon St. Laurent, March 2006.
A PHP Web Services Client - using SOAP. The Web Service. Sample Code
How To Roll Out An Open API - Article about Webservices Development at the O'Reily Radar Blog
A Web Services Primer - What are Webservices? Written in 2001 by Venu Vasudevan
What Is Service-Oriented Architecture? - SOA. Includes overview of the available Webservices Styles, SOAP Web services, SOAP RPC Web Services and REST Web Services.
Using WSDL in SOAP applications - An introduction to WSDL for SOAP programmers by Uche Ogbuji
Web Services Protocols Interoperability Guide for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Web Services History at W3C, part of Steve Bratt's presentation at Web Services Summit titled: Developing Core Web Services Standards at the W3C from November, 2004.

XML Datafeeds and Webservices for Affiliates, Understanding Webservices and their benefits in Affiliate Marketing
Datafeeds for Affilates - 101 - Merchant Product Datafeeds essentials - extended! 09/2006
Building PHP Web services with PEAR article by Daniel Rubio at
Working with Web Services Using ASP.NET article by SANJIT SIL, 8/2006 at ASPAlliance
Review of Making Web Service Calls articles by Wenfeng Gao, May 2004
Developing SOAP Clients using PHP a tutorial by Mamun Zaman at

Web Services Basics at Microsoft MSDN - Webservices Resources. SOAP/WSDL, SOAP XML-RPC and REST Style - Web Services News, White Papers, Blogs, Podcasts and other Resources
Blogs at - Industry Experts blogs about SOA, Web Services and more - Web Services Links & Resources Directory
Web Services Architect independent source of information about Web Services
100+ Articles to XML-enabled Web services by FTPOnline
Web Services Toolkit by IBM - A software development environment for designing, developing, and executing Web service technologies
Web Services Homepage at Microsoft's Developer Network MSDN.
Apache WSRF, WSRF - Web Services Resource Framework, the Apache WebServices
SearchWebServices at Web Services Resources, Web Casts and more
XMethods - Web Services Listing Service. Also provides good technical resources. XMethods RSS Feed

Web Services Tools
StrikeIron Web Services Analyzer for Windows (free, but requires registration). Eliminate the need to understand Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Eliminate the need to write experimental code to decipher a Web service. Eliminate the need to compile, rewrite, and compile again. Eliminate the cost of additional software.
WSDL Analyzer Online Tool provided by XMethods.

Pod Casts Podcasts  Latest audio information from WebServices.Org.

Blogs with strong focus on Web Services Development
MSDN Web Services Blogs RSS - Combined Feed for the MSDN Blogs about Web Services.
Service Station - Blog by Aaron Skonnard
herveyw's blog by Hervey Wilson, who is a member of Microsoft's Web services development team.
benjaminm's blog - Web Services Category at Benjamin Mitchel's Blog - Indigo, web services and extreme programming

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Web Services Standards and Semi-Standards

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XML HTTP Reference - by Microsoft at MSDN
HTTP/1.1 Headers HTTP Header Field Definitions
What is a conditional Get? HTTP Conditional Get for RSS Hackers
Caching Tutorial for Web Authors and Webmasters
Web Services Activity at the W3C

SOAP Specifications at W3C - SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol
WSDL 1.1 Specifications at W3C - WSDL stands for Web Services Description Language

XML-RPC Homepage - Simple cross-platform distributed computing, based on the standards of the Internet.
XML-RPC Specifications at (RPC = Remote Procedure/Program Call), includes XML example code
XML-RPC for Newbies writtion for, Jul 14, 1998; by Dave Winer.

JAX-RPC - Java API for XML-based Remote Procedure Calls
JAX-RPC Reference Implementation at - Part of Project GlassFish
Introducing JAX-RPC by Simon Horrell

REST Webservice Architecture - Rest stands for "representational state transfer" and is an alternative to SOAP. Developed by Roy Fielding of eBuilt.
REST Specifications / Dissertation Paper by Roy Thomas Fielding (also available at Creation of REST - Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures
REST Wiki Resources in a Wiki at

SAX, SAX/2 - The Official SAX Homepage for JAVA Developers - SAX stands for Simple API for XML

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Web Services Programming (SOAP, XML-RPC etc.) Books

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Creating Interactive Web Sites with PHP and Web Services Creating Interactive Web Sites with PHP and Web Services
by Eric Rosebrock, Sybex

buy Creating Interactive Web Sites with PHP and Web Services
Programming Web Services with XML-RPC Programming Web Services with XML-RPC
by Simon St. Laurent, Edd Dumbill, Joe Johnston

buy Programming Web Services with XML-RPC
Programming Web Services with SOAP Programming Web Services with SOAP
by James Snell, Doug Tidwell, Pavel Kulchenko
The Web Services Architecture; SOAP envelopes, headers, and encodings; WSDL and UDDI
buy Programming Web Services with SOAP
XML Web Services for ASP.NET XML Web Services for ASP.NET
by Bill Evjen
XML Web Services using the .NET platform and ASP.NET. SOAP, Global XML Web Services Architecture, WSDL, UDDI, and Disco
buy XML Web Services for ASP.NET
Web Services Essentials Web Services Essentials
by Ethan Cerami

buy Web Services Essentials
Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI
by Eric Newcomer

buy Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI

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