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9. Python, Web Services, and SOAP

Chapter 9. Python, Web Services, and SOAP

The Internet has opened many eyes to the possibilities of easily accessible digital information. With systems connected together, there is no reason why an airline ticket agent can’t have an email sent to your hotel when you’re boarding your flight 45 minutes late. Likewise, an Internet-enabled PDA and GPS should have no trouble automatically updating driving directions for you when notified that your hotel has changed due to overbooking. In other words, web services enable distributed systems to communicate with each other, sharing relevant pieces of user information to trigger the right kinds of events, alerts, and notices. However, web services hold a great deal of promise for those other than end-use....


  

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