Browsing articles by " benrobb"
Feb
1
2007

Howto: Put WSDL on Rails [Part 2]

In the first article about WSDL on Rails we created our own web service that accepted a string, modified it, and returned a new string. Now we’ll take a look at creating another application that can consume or subscribe to our web service. This is almost too easy. I figure the best way to demonstrate the simplicity is to keep this article as short as possible. 1. Fire up the old WebServiceProvider application that we […]

Feb
1
2007

Howto: Make a Rails Environment in Ubuntu

In class today, there was a demonstration on how to get Apache/Axis/Tomcat running to demo some SOAP web services written in Java. As I plug Rails again, I was again amazed at the simplicity with which Rails handles all this. I began to think that there might be some interest in Rails web services for those other members in my class, so in an attempt to help them out, I decided to provide instructions on […]

Jan
31
2007

First Glimpse of Site Catalyst

I got my first glimpse of site catalyst which came after an evening of playing with AWStats preceeded by an evening of playing with Google Analytics. I publicly proclaim that I am not an expert in any of these areas, I’ve simply been able to give them a test drive and here are my initial reactions to the three. AWStats You’d be absolutely amazed if you knew the extent to which our online activities are […]

Jan
30
2007

Howto: Put WSDL on Rails

Why do I love Rails so much? Because there is so much to love! Who ever dreamed that creating web services could be so simple? Where other frameworks can consume them very simply, Rails defines simplicity when it comes to creating them. Consuming them is easy as well, but it’s on the creation side that Rails really stands out from the competition. So how do you do it? First off, let me say that my […]

Jan
30
2007

Web Services [Part 2]

I wrote a few days ago about web services. Those writings were based on some preliminary research and class discussions. Since then I’ve had a little spare time to sit down and play them a bit, and even was able to whip up my own little web service in Rails. I’ll provide a HowTo as another article, but wanted to give my definition a bit of a refinement after some personal experience. Any programmer is […]