ColdFusion SOAP Web Services and onRequestStart

coldfusion I knew there are some issues with using onRequest in your Application.cfc and web services, but I didn't think there were any issues with onRequestStart and ColdFusion 8 SOAP web services.

Today while working on one of my clients web services I started getting the error org.xml.sax.

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PostalMethods - Web Service for Snail Mail

coldfusion I just noticed PostalMethods a new SOAP web service / API for sending snail mail via the US Postal Service. This service is from the folks at InterFax who have a nice web service for sending Faxes as well.

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Going from SOAP to REST Web Services

coldfusion I received a questions in my email today from blog reader, Rob Rawlins:

A client of mine wants me to change the SOAP web service I publish into a REST service, and I dont even know where to begin.

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Web Services Problems with ColdFusion 8 on a Mac

apple coldfusion java I just got a brand new Mac Pro yesterday - I spent most of yesterday installing stuff, but today I was trying to get a little work done... I ran into a problem when trying to invoke web services on CF8 - it threw the following error:


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REST vs SOAP Web Services

web I am seeing a lot of new web services are implemented using a REST style architecture these days rather than a SOAP one. Lets step back a second and explain what REST is.

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Web Distrbuted Data Exchange

web That's what WDDX stands for. It was created in 1998 by the folks at Allaire (headed by Simeon Simeonov) 7 years later the web is just starting to embrace the concept. Granted, not many folks are using WDDX, rather they are using SOAP, or REST web services.

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did you hack my cf?