How to Create a REST Protocol (23 tags)
In his first installment of XML.com's new column, The Restful Web, Joe Gregorio, one of the people behind Atom, explains how to use REST to create an application protocol in four easy steps.
The Atom API (4 tags)
In his latest Dive into XML column Mark Pilgrim explains the basic operations of the Atom API, with special reference to the precedent APIs.
Mapping the 802.11 Protocol (3 tags)
A trip to London and a bit of unique inspiration gave Matthew Gast the ideas that would lead to the first draft of a visual map describing the relationship between the various components of the 802.11 standard and related security standards. Matthew details the road he took to the final version of his 802.11 protocol map. Matthew is the author of 802.11: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition.
RSDP: A Really Simple Proposal (3 tags)
Anybody who has written software knows that communicating with databases is a nettlesome task because of difficulties with installing and configuring them. Brian McConnell proposes a Really Simple Database Protocol (RSDP) that would provide developers with a way to prototype and build database-driven applications that are more independent of back-end systems. Weigh in with your thoughts on his proposal via the Talkback section at the end of the article.
Creating and Consuming Web Services With PHP (2 tags)
Find out how to create XML-RPC, SOAP and REST web services using PHP, the most popular scripting language for web applications.