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I'm trying for the first time WWWC any advices on how to begin?
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  Luis Guerra
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  Oct 28, 2020 @ 11:04am

Hi, as the subject says. This is my first time testing WWWC. I was interested because the documentation says it can publish Web Services (or so I guess) which is my main interest but after seeing the samples I guess the company I work for could adopt WWWC as the main tool since the company's two developers (me included) only know VFP and SQL Server.

Does anybody know a real website developed with WWWC?

What should I use to begin developing in WWWC?

Is it possible to create a Web Service with WWWC?

TIA

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  Rick Strahl
  Luis Guerra
  Oct 28, 2020 @ 06:41pm

Depends on what you mean by Web Service. If you're talking about SOAP Web Services then Web Connection can't help you as we no longer SOAP building SOAP services. If you need to build SOAP Web Services I would recommend using a .NET Server front and either against FoxPro data directly (using the OleDb driver) or using FoxPro COM objects. There are several white papers you can check out here on that topic.

The most recent one is from a SW Fox session in 2015:

However, if you need to build a REST Service (raw data JSON or XML / Data Service) that doesn't require SOAP, then Web Connection can do that very well. There's built in support for a REST service class that makes it very easy to create services that serve data.

There's a walk through in the documentation that explains how to create a service as well as consume it from FoxPro:

Additional walk throughs also use this type of service for the JavaScript client SPA example step by step guides.

Hope this helps,

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