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CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook

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CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook
About the Authors
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Consuming a service

While it's great that you can expose certain functionality of your application via web services, you'll also want to consume services of your own or by other third parties. CakePHP comes equipped with a very useful HTTP socket class, which allows you to easily interact with other resources.

In this recipe, we'll consume the service from our previous example, which exposes its interface as JSON, and see how easy it is to quickly get the results you need.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we'll use a simple test controller to interact with our API. Create a file named ServiceController.php in app/Controller/ with the following content:

App::uses('AppController', 'Controller');
App::uses('HttpSocket', 'Network/Http');

class ServiceController extends AppController {

We'll also need a view file for the action we'll define, so create a file named call.ctp in app/View/Service.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps:

  1. Create a file named JsonResponse.php in app/Lib/Network...