Introduction

Most of the time when I need to consume a web service I do so using a .NET client built upon the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). In most cases the web service in question has also been developed using .NET’s WCF.

About 8 years ago I used PHP as my primary tool for building web sites. At the time I used versions 3 & 4. Recently I had the opportunity to brush up my PHP skills by building a couple of small sites using PHP 5. Besides lending itself more towards object orientend programming I noticed that they added support for SOAP by adding the SoapClient class.

As PHP is still widely used it is not unimaginable, but likely very probably that PHP developers out there need to consume a web service that has been developed with WCF. This article explains how to create WCF services that offer support for PHP clients and how such clients can consume these services.

Let’s start coding…

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