So, we (dealnews.com) rolled out a new site this month, metaprice.com. Its young and lacking features of many of the other price comparison sites, but is has great potential. Our hope is to bring together the best features of all the other players in the market in one great application.
Part of this project required using web services with several different data suppliers. Most support simple REST and SOAP, but some only offer SOAP. So, given that I bit the bullet and enabled the SOAP extension for PHP5. Wow! I was happily surprised. The last SOAP code I had looked at was the old PEAR code. It was not that attractive to me. It required a lot of work IMO to talk SOAP.
Now, with just 3 lines of code, I can get back a nice object that has all the data I[Read more...]