Hopefully these resources get you started. Practice if you can because from now on it will be mostly real-world code solving real-world problems. In the next few articles in this column, we shall develop a practical Web service: a software library service. You shall see how to put to work many of the tools we have introduced in this article.
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Sean McGrath's Pyxie provides XML parsing and processing tools, generally using a line-oriented approach that is quite developer friendly. Mr. McGrath is also author of the book XML Processing with Python, published by Prentice-Hall, February 2000 (ISBN: 0130211192).
4Suite and 4Suite Server, co-developed by the authors, implement many XML-related technologies.
soaplib is Pythonware's SOAP implementation. Windows users can ease into SOAP by using Andrew Dalke's Lye, a COM to SOAP converter. Another SOAP implementation is Ken MacLeod's Scarab project.
James Tauber's Redfoot project is a Python-based framework for RDF servers.
Robin Friedrich's HTMLGen provides a template-based approach to rendering HTML documents.
Zope, by Digital Creations, is a general purpose application server for Python, and provides a variety of Web services features.
Chuck Esterbrook's Webware provides a set of Web development tools that will be familiar to users of ASP, Java servlets, JSP and the like.