Using APIs With PHP? Here Are Your Classes

Do you want to use an API but you are too lazy to write your own code to handle the requests? If you code in PHP as I do, then you will definitely need these classes. By using the classes listed here you will be able of using a great number of web services with an easy and documented way.


We couldn’t write a post about PHP classes without PEAR. PEAR  stands for “PHP Extension and Application Repository” and the Web Services category is the place to get ready made classes for:

  • Akismet
  • Amazon
  • Blogging
  • Compete
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo
  • Youtube

and many more.

Even though PEAR is a great resource for web services related classes, sometimes you might want to use another class that doesn’t rely on PEAR to do the job or a more sophisticated one. The list that follows has PHP classes for different web services.

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