Asad's latest article shows us how easy Web Services can be employed using a combination of ingredients, including PHP and GD. Using an example Web Service, Asad shows us how to deploy our own. So, if you're interested in learning a little bit more about this so-called "phenomenon", be sure to have a read.
Cooking With Web Services: PHP & GD (Page 1 of 5 )
This article is about dynamic data sensor through Web Services and plotting those numerical data to the web on the fly using PHP and the GD library. Let's say for example that you're an oceanography student and are interested in analyzing data for your own scientific investigations. These data are publicly available through NASA web sites; however, you may also want to publish your findings on the Internet to share with other students; or just to impress your professor! ;) Remember, satellite observations monitor the ocean evolution in real time, so the information which you are representing through graphics should also reflect the changes to justify the correctness of your investigation and findings. To understand the topic of this article you need to have elementary knowledge of Web Services and PHP. In this article we will walk through an example showing how to collect air temperature data for different state capitals from the West to East coast of the continental United States.
You donít need to be a software geek to accomplish the above described example. Stay tuned, as I show you how it can be done.