Web Services using scripting languages
I've had good experiences with PHP's xmlrpc.
By 'worth using' do you mean 'easy to program' or 'really fast'?
Probably really fast, and actually works. I have particular interest in Python (although I also use Perl).
The Perl interface for SOAP (SOAP::Lite) is incredibly easy to use and comparing it to a Java library's verbosity shows you how quickly you can get things done with scripting languages. The 'Lite' in the module's name refers to how easy it is to use, not to any lack of functionality. The distribution also includes the XMLRPC::Lite if that's more your bag.
Just want to thank everyone for the helpful replies!
I am looking at the Clarens project, it shows example of mod_python utilizing HTTPS and xml-rpc. I don't know if it is using py-xmlrpc or the regular xmlrpclib, but I'll check it out for a working example of how to frame the api.
I have production XML-RPC web services written in Python, and being accessed by clients written in Python, Perl, and Java.
Phillip J. Eby
for php you can try nusoap too.
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