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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by pudge (1) on 2002.04.16 9:55 (#7083) Homepage Journal
    I never thought web services was a stupid idea. I just thought it wasn't a *new* idea. Still don't. There's nothing in web services that couldn't be done almost as easily with straight HTTP requests, like this [yahoo.com]. Web services just make it a little bit easier (OK, in some cases, a lot easier; but in some cases, considering the learning curve for the server side, a bit harder, too).

    That said, I've always like getting little snippets of data from the web such as the above Yahoo! request, and SOAP/XML-RPC, being a bit easier to use, makes it that much better. Yay, web services!