Archive for July, 2010


I have been using firefox in vimperator mode for some time. It is an extremely fun way to browse the web for an vi addict.
Once a vi user, get addict to it I’m sure he will never go back to usual firefox mode using mouse.
I can navigate pages and links, add and search bookmarks and  more importanty search the vi way, so much easily without moving my hands off the keyboard.

Of course good old Lynx is still usable in these modern days of the web. It is immensely valuble on certain low bandwidth environments.


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WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP v2.1.0 Released
We are pleased to announce the release of WSO2 WSF/PHP 2.1.0
WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP (WSO2 WSF/PHP), is an open source,
enterprise grade, PHP extension for providing and consuming Web Services in PHP.
WSO2 WSF/PHP is a complete solution for building and deploying Web services  and is
the only PHP extension with the widest range of WS-* specification implementations.
It’s Key features include, secure services and clients with WS-Security support,
binary attachments with MTOM, automatic WSDL generation (code first model),
WSDL mode for both services and clients (contract first model)
and interoperability with .NET and J2EE.
You can download the release from:
Project home page:
Key Features
1. Client API to consume Web services
* WSMessage class to handle message level options
* WSClient class with both one way and two way service invocation support
* Option of using functions in place of object oriented API with ws_request
2. Service API to provide Web services
* WSMessage class to handle message level options
* WSService class with support for both one way and two way operations
* Option of using functions in place of object oriented API with ws_reply
3. Attachments with MTOM
* Binary optimized
* Non-optimized (Base64 binary)
4. WS-Addressing
* Version 1.0
* Submission
5. WS-Security
* UsernameToken and Timestamp
* Encryption
* Signing
* WS-SecurityPolicy based configuration
* WS-Secure Conversation
6. WSDL Generation for Server Side
* WSDL generation based on annotations and function signatures, and
serving on ?wsdl or ?wsdl2 requests
7. WSDL mode support for both client and server side
* Write services and client based on a given WSDL
* WS-Addressing and WS-SecurityPolicy is supported in WSDL mode
* MTOM is now supported with WSDL mode
8. REST Support
* Expose a single service script both as SOAP and REST service
9. Provide easy to use classes for common services
* Consume some well known services such as Yahoo search and Flickr
and Amazon services using predefined classes
10. wsdl2php.php script. This script can generate PHP classes for services
and clients for a given WSDL to be used with WSDL Mode .
11. Data Services API
PHP Data Services API that enables exposing database queries as web services.
Major Changes Since Last Release
* Many issues were fixed since last release.
* API Improvements for WS-Addressing, WS-Security.
* Compatibility changes for PHP 5.3.
* Enabled built-in guththila xml parser.
* Preformance enhancements.
Reporting Problems
Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at:
Contact Us
Mailing lists
Please subscribe to our user or developer mailing lists. For details on how
to subscribe please visit: http://wso2.org/mail#wsfphp
Discussion Forums
Questions could be raised using the WSF/PHP forum.
WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of professional Training Programs which includes training on WSF/PHP.
For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.org/training
WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of development and production support programs, ranging from Web-based support
up through normal business hours, to premium 24×7 phone support. For additional support information
please refer to http://wso2.com/support/
We welcome your early feedback on this implementation.
Thank you for your interest in WSO2 WSF/PHP.
— WSO2 WSF/PHP Team —

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