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I am a Software Analyst Developer working in Southport, England but living in Liverpool. I develop mainly in C# and ASP.Net. I have been developing comercial software for several years now. I maintain this site (hosted at SwitchMedia UK) as a way of exploring new technologies (such as AJAX) and just generally talking about techie geek issues. This site is developed through a host of Perl scripts and a liberal use of Javascript. I enjoy experimenting with new technologies and anything that I make I host here.

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Sunday, April 17, 2005


I have been playing with Amazons SOAP API as well as Yahoo's REST API. I really like both of these API's. I will talk about some ideas I have for letting both of these API's interact in a later blog. :)

I was looking into using REST in .Net 1.1, it was a bit of hack but it is based off Martin G. Brown work. The basic steps are to download an XSD for the response package. Pass it thorough the XSD.exe tool which will create a Dataset based object which mimics the results. You can then get the results and process them however you need.

Basically we are doing something similar to what WSDL does (obviously we are not creating stubs that WSDL does for the serialization and the communication process). But it is not too hard to start the communications off. [I will include some code examples for Yahoo].

I am yet to look into Googles API, supposedly it is still a Beta with quite a strict usage limit. But hey, it might change! :)

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The idea you have will work to a point, however the problem lies with the Namespaces.
For example google openSocial uses multiple namespaces in items embedded in an Atom response.
Already done it :)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:18:00 AM