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Cooking With Web Services: PHP & GD


Web ServicesAsad'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.

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By: Ahm Asaduzzaman
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December 18, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Cooking With Web Services: PHP & GD
  2. · Web Services
  3. · PHP, GD, and NuSOAP
  4. · Example Walkthrough
  5. · Conclusion

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PHP GD provides graphical functions for creating images at runtime. There is also another library set called JpGraph; however, in this article we will use the GD library.  Constructing graphs with GD is fairly simple and straightforward.  You need PHP 4.3.2 or higher to use GD. Run PHP.EXE m to ensure the GD module is loaded with your current PHP engine.  If GD is not installed this article provides a detailed installation guide. In this article we will use the following four functions of the GD library (you may find detailed descriptions of these functions from the PHP manual):

  • ImageCreate(),
  • ImageColorAllocate(),
  • ImageLine(),
  • ImageString()

You also need PHP NuSOAP to consume Web Services.  Download the necessary files (basically it is a single file NuSoap.php) and copy this file to the appropriate folder.


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