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Overview

StrikeIron offers hundreds of commercial data services ("Data as a Service") such as Online Sales Tax, Currency Rates, Stock Quotes, Geocodes, Global Address Verification, Yellow/White Pages, MapQuest Driving Directions, Dun & Bradstreet Business Credit Checks, and much, much more.

Each StrikeIron web service shares a standard SOAP (and REST) API, making it easy to integrate and manage multiple services. StrikeIron also manages customer billing for all services in a single account, making it perfect for solution providers. Get started with free web services at http://www.strikeiron.com/sdp.

StrikeIron's services may be used through the PHP 5 SOAP extension alone. However, using StrikeIron this way does not give an ideal PHP-like interface. The Zend_Service_StrikeIron component provides a lightweight layer on top of the SOAP extension for working with StrikeIron services in a more convenient, PHP-like manner.

Note

The PHP 5 SOAP extension must be installed and enabled to use Zend_Service_StrikeIron.

The Zend_Service_StrikeIron component provides:

  • A single point for configuring your StrikeIron authentication credentials that can be used across many StrikeIron services.

  • A standard way of retrieving your StrikeIron subscription information such as license status and the number of hits remaining to a service.

  • The ability to use any StrikeIron service from its WSDL without creating a PHP wrapper class, and the option of creating a wrapper for a more convenient interface.

  • Wrappers for three popular StrikeIron services.

Zend Framework