You may never have heard of it before - but if your job involvesexchanging data between different servers and applications, you're going tobe hearing a lot about it very soon. Find out how WDDX makes it possible tocreate and transmit platform-neutral data structures across the Web, andhow it can be combined with PHP to create a whole new generation of Webapplications (including new content syndication and financial updateservices).
If you've never had to sit up nights figuring out how to share data between Web servers located on different sides of the planet, each speaking a different languages, or missed a date because you were struggling to get your PHP code to talk to your customer's legacy Perl code, this article isn't going to do much for you. As a matter of fact, you'll probably read it, yawn and wonder if television might not have been a better use for your time.
If, on the other hand, you're the kind of person whose work involves acting as translator between different, often-incompatible systems, conceptualizing new and more efficient ways for back-office systems to integrate with each other, or exchanging data between multiple Web applications in a robust way, you're going to read this article and start weeping buckets, because someone somewhere has not only understood your problem, but come up with a wonderfully elegant solution.
Am I joking? Nope - read on to find out about the wonder that is WDDX. And keep those Kleenex handy.