Tuesday, March 18, 2008

WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP v1.2.1 Released

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:
http://wso2.org/downloads/wsf/php

Project home page:
http://wso2.org/projects/wsf/php

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Key Features
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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

6. WS-Reliable Messaging
* Single channel two way reliable messaging

7. WSDL Generation for Server Side
* WSDL generation based on annotations and function signatures, and
serving on ?wsdl or ?wsdl2 requests

8. 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

9. REST Support
* Expose a single service script both as SOAP and REST service

10. 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

Experimental Features
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11. wsdl2php.php script. This script can generate PHP classes for services
and clients for a given WSDL to be used with WSDL Mode .

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Major Changes Since Last Release
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1. MTOM implementation improved to send large attachments.
2. wsdl2php.php script added to help generate PHP classes to be used with WSDL mode.
3. WSDL mode classmap support added for services.
4. WSDL mode support for arrays added.
5. Improved API to let the user access SOAP Headers from service scripts.
6. WSDL generation for services improved with support for PHP classes.
7. Improvements to documentation.
8. Many bug fixes.


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Reporting Problems
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Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at:
https://wso2.org/jira/browse/WSFPHP

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Contact Us
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