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Despite what the toolkits would have us believe, SOAP is not the only way to build services based software. SOAP has some good things going for it: standardization, service metadata, vendor acceptance and rich tooling. However, it's not without its issues, particularly when building very large systems that require a broad reach to consumers. It is no accident that Yahoo, Google and Amazon have chosen not to use SOAP to expose their programmable interf aces. In the first part of this two-part article I'll detail some of the issues that SOAP has in building systems. I'll then move on to explain how REpresentational State Transfer, or REST, is an architecture that doesn't suffer from the problems that SOAP does (although has issues of its own).
Once upon a time, website programming was a fairly arduous proposition. You could spend months putting together the various back end processing pages in ASP or PHP or Perl, writing included files that, if you were thoughtful about it, may contain some reuse, but overall writing such code by hand almost invariably meant that the code was not only very targeted to one particular use but was an absolute nightmare to maintain. Yet over time, many of the same lessons that had made their way into traditional desktop application development were also making their way into web development, albeit with the particularly declarative spin that tends to be a hallmark of web applications.
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Administering Your CMS-Based Web Site (Page 1 of 4 ) Constructing Your Web Site Now you have a compatible web hosting account and data base. You have the FTP to upload the files to the Internet. You have correctly configured all components to work with your CMS package.
What You Need to Know Before Using a CMS (Page 1 of 5 ) You're an expert Life Guard. In fact, you teach lifesaving skills and have invented a miraculous device that will keep drowning victims from panicking in the water once you've reached them. The device you have designed could revolutionize the industry. Your business model is perfected and you are dying to make your product available on the Internet. The problem is, you don't know Jack about web development or design.
Developing the Behavioral Layer for a Content Management System with Prototype (Page 1 of 4 ) Introduction Welcome to the second installment of the series that began with "Building a Content Management System with Prototype."