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Calling functions on a server using XMLRPC [ID:764] (1/1)

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video tutorial by Florian Mayer, added 06/08

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XMLRPC is an excellent way to call functions on a remote system. This is very useful for distributed systems, but is also used for other purposes, for example a pastebin where you can post to using Python.


from SimpleXMLRPCServer import SimpleXMLRPCServer
class MyFunctions:
	def hello_world(self):
		return ["Hello", "World"]
	def reversed_string(self, input):
		return input[::-1]

server = SimpleXMLRPCServer(("localhost", 8080))


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Review of Calling functions on a server using XMLRPC

I really want to see more examples on XMLRPC, I would also want to learn about the use of alternative protocols like SOAP and REST or other XMPP-like features.

Can we get into more advanced deployment of XMLRPC for example, how wordpress use it for remote blogging, or how to construct an open API for our webapp/desktop solution.

Hi Florian. I'll echo the others - this is a great and very clear introduction to using XML-RPC in Python. Great stuff!


4. anonymous Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:07

thats nice too thanks

I completely agree with what Kyran. I've personally never used XMLRPC much but I might in the future so this screencast will definitely come in handy.

Excellent pacing, clear and simple explanations. You should increase the font-size, though, as it makes everything easier to read.

Well done.


Really nice work Florian! I've used XMLRPC and it's a lovely little library - amazingly useful in the right context. In a short time, using intelligently selected examples, you give people all they need to get started. The pacing is good - the only comment viz production is that you might have exploited the space better and cranked up the font-size on VIM. Anyway, a very nice screencast.

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