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Re: Using REST in perl to access webservicesby renodino (Curate)
|on May 26, 2007 at 23:40 UTC||Need Help??|
Keep in mind that REST's 2nd most important feature is its
catchy acronym, (Its most important feature being its beautiful
You may be able to proceed with LWP::Simple calls (assuming stateless operations). LWP::Simple::Post may be needed *if* you know the right parameters, but I've had marginal luck getting the latter to function, so YMMV.
And once you've gotten your response to any of the above, you'll need a suitably capable XML processor...if you're lucky, just XML::Simple (if you're really lucky, just some crafty regexen).
FWIW: DBD::Amazon is REST based and, by far, that was the easiest part of the package development. I'm always amazed at the BFD that is made over SOAP interfaces. I guess the Java/Web Services crowd can't abide a solution that's less then a KLOC.
Go REST, young man, go REST!
Perl Contrarian & SQL fanboy