The title of this post is verbose enough about the feelings I have regarding the naming of this library. It’s as if WSO2 took a page from Microsoft’s book regarding names. What’s next? A Home Edition? Maybe throw in Professional, Business and Ultimate versions too for good measure.
Don’t take me wrong, I have no special feelings towards names themselves, it’s just how difficult it makes to search for people working on the same things and facing the same problems. What do I Google for? WSO2? WSF? PHP? Any combination of these? It’s only made worse by these guys developing frameworks in several platforms, which means I end up finding completely unrelated results from a different implementation, in a different technology.
But, naming rants aside, I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience with getting this library up and running on PHP. I came across this library when converting Apache Stonehenge’s web application to use Turmeric’s instances of Stonehenge’s web services, and it gave me quite some headaches. For this reason, and so that other people in the future don’t have to go through the same painful experiences, I decided to write this blog post. Keep reading if I got your attention… Continue Reading