RSL - Remote Service Library

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RSL - Remote Service Library
provides a collection of interfaces and a "plugin" mechanism to access remote services with different protocols.

This module provides a collection of interfaces and a "plugin" mechanism to access remote services with different protocols and technology in a unified way. The library has been developed as part of a "command line shell service integration". It has been separated into its own package to allow a modular installation and if may be useful for other projects too. RSL is a pure client side library which allows easy access to web services. It provides a full abstraction of service protocol and technology and tries to map each remote service to Python methods. Hence, from a programmers point of view, there should be almost no difference (except some minimal boilerplate) between a local method call and a remote call. Even the fact, whether SOAP, JSON or whatever protocol in use, should be completely hidden (but not inaccessible). One of the main goals of the library is, to make it easily possible to add more web service and transport protocols, without changing all the other parts. This allows to extend the library bit by bit and makes each package much more maintainable. It also allows to keep the installation foot print at a minimum (just install only required modules).



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