I must be crazy, but I’m reading both Programming Web Services with XML-RPC and Programming Web Services With SOAP at the same time. It is a most fascinating study of two tools bound to shape our lives on the Internet for some time to come.
The forward in the XML-RPC is by David Winer, one of the primary creative forces behind the standard, and in my opinion, a man who will go down in history as one of blogging’s founding fathers. In part because XML-RPC allow client applications post information via HTTP – the protocol that your browser uses to play with web pages.
Which brings me to a client-based little program I found at FileForum, a site that allows programmers like me to download, test and discuss various software products. One of which I’d like to bring to your attention today. It’s name :: w.bloggar ::. It’s purpose, to post entries in bloggers such as mine, or those hosted &/or served of/by Blogger.com, or Nucleus, or B2, etc. all from the comfort of your PC.
How does it support so many products? XML-RPC. If you’re blogging, and would like a client-based application instead of using web forms, I would encourage you to give this a shot.