June 25, 2009

XML-RPC Clients In Python and Perl

I was just writing some XML-RPC code and wanted to post some simple examples of how to talk to an XML-RPC server with some simple client-side code. Here are examples in both Python and Perl.

The examples below show how to connect to an XML-RPC server and call the service's start() method.

a simple XML-RPC client in Python:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import xmlrpclib

host = 'http://localhost'
port = '8888'

server = xmlrpclib.Server('%s:%s' % (host, port))
response = server.start()
print response

a simple XML-RPC client in Perl (using the Frontier-RPC module):

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use strict;
use Frontier::Client;

my $host = 'http://localhost';
my $port = '8888';

my $server = Frontier::Client->new('url' => "$host:$port");
my $response = $server->call('start');
print $response;

June 24, 2009

Google Calls for a Joint Effort to Speed Up the Internet

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writeup here:

"Google has launched a web site in an attempt to find ways and push the speed up process of the entire Internet. Google shares research data, web site speed optimization tutorials, recorded presentations on performance, links to lots of performance optimization tools, and a discussion group inviting everyone to share ideas on how to make the web faster."

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