Category Archives: Web Development

Google Acquires Chicago’s Feedburner for $100 million

In June 2007 Google purchased the Chicago company FeedBurner for a reported $100 million.  Since then, Feedburner has been integrated nicely into Google’s rapidly expanding suite of publishing and web advertising vehicles.  The variety of tools here are impressive, easy to use, and free of charge. Here’s my FeedBurner link.


Google Web APIs Reference

Google Web APIs Reference

How to Use Google’s Open Source Code

Google Code

This is the location of Google’s Open Source API code.

Here are the instructions for Google’s API development.


Google Publishes Open Source APIs

Google Web APIs Go Open Source

These can be added to a variety of web services – cool stuff! A separate entry shows an example of how the API can be leveraged against an existing web application.

For the actual WDSL.

To see the FAQ.

What is Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)?

Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)

WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint. Related concrete endpoints are combined into abstract endpoints (services). WSDL is extensible to allow description of endpoints and their messages regardless of what message formats or network protocols are used to communicate, however, the only bindings described in this document describe how to use WSDL in conjunction with SOAP 1.1, HTTP GET/POST, and MIME.