PHPeveryWhere: Creating Web Services with PHP using XML-RPCOct 08, 2000, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lim)
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"One of the most important ideas in creating scalable Web sites is to decompose our programs into modular Web services. Our Web pages will no longer read a database directly, process the business logic and spew out HTML. Instead we will subdivide our pages into multiple sections, and render each section by calling different Web services. In this way we spread the CPU load across multiple servers. This article shows you how to implement these Web services using XML-RPC and PHP."
"XML-RPC is a spec and a set of implementations that allow software running on disparate operating systems, running in different environments to make procedure calls over the Internet. It's remote procedure calling using HTTP as the transport and XML as the encoding. It's designed to be as simple as possible, while allowing complex data structures to be transmitted, processed and returned."