How to get applcations to talk to each other over the Internet?
Posted on 2012-08-17
I am a newbie and I would like to know the best and yet easy way to get at least two automated applications (e.g. One is a client and the other a server) to be able to communicate with each other over the internet. They must be able to:
(i) The client Login into the server, e.g. log in name and password to prove a valid application wants access to system.
(iii) Communicate information via XML messages or another means that is better.
(iv) Communicate in a secure fashion.
I can do the above with 'html' web pages and a web server, but I know that there must be a better way to achieve the above.
I would like a breakdown showing each area I would have to learn with a URL if possible to concise information.
Example: If one of the areas required would be XML parsing, I would like one of the following:
(a) A link to a web-page or Tutorial showing an example, or
(b) Your own brief description as to what would be required so I can then easily research the area on the internet.