XMLRPC allows you to create simple distributed computing solutions that span computer languages. Its distinctive feature is its simplicity compared to other approaches like SOAP and CORBA.
The Ruby standard library package 'xmlrpc' enables you to create a server that implements remote procedures and a client that calls them. Very little code is required to achieve either of these.
Try the following code. It calls a standard demonstration remote procedure.
require 'xmlrpc/client' require 'pp' server = XMLRPC::Client.new2("http://xmlrpc-c.sourceforge.net/api/sample.php") result = server.call("sample.sumAndDifference", 5, 3) pp result
See www.ntecs.de/projects/xmlrpc4r. There is plenty of detail there to use the client and implement a server.