Drupal as a Web Services Platform by Greg Dunlap

Version 2 has been released for two months and is stable.  Greg took over as maintainer and cleaned out the issue queue and released a stable version of Web services module. View the video here.

Web services uses in Drupal have historically been for Flash, however lately use for Mobile applications has taken off.

The way web services work:

  1. Servers receive requests from devices
  2. Authentication validates the correct access
  3. Services process the request and return a result through the servers to the device

This was a great presentation.