PHP Web Services Without SOAP
Subject:   SOAP v. REST
Date:   2005-03-03 08:17:55
This was a great article, I wanted to a make a comment about the fact that Amazon processes more REST requests than SOAP.

In my own personal experience the AWS soap implementation is fairly unconventional. I tried getting it to work using both PEAR:SOAP and nuSoap. Neither one was able to properly consume the AWS SOAP. There are also documented problems using MS .Net with amazon soap. I don't think AWS is a very good example of a SOAP webservice.

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  • SOAP v. REST
    2007-06-14 17:36:21  mindilator [View]

    I agree that AWS is not a usual SOAP implementation, but I thought it worth noting that I used PHP5's native SoapClient object to access AWS and I had zero problems consuming the service. The only thing I would consider awkward about it is their documentation. They don't make it very clear very early what types of parameters to pass to the functions, and if they're arrays, which elements.

    Yes, I realize there are a bajillion PHP 4+ sites out there that can't use that native function, but really've had over 2 years to convert your site to PHP5. And you know you should. I sympathize with PHP4 guys, but only so much. We're almost at PHP6 now, for cryin' out loud. </rant>
    • SOAP v. REST
      2007-06-14 17:38:48  mindilator [View]

      *native object* sorry, not function
      • omg i'm dumb
        2007-06-14 17:42:41  mindilator [View]

        I should prolly check timestamps huh... my bad...