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    SitePoint Addict Raioo's Avatar
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    Unhappy getting Real-time remote numbers!

    Let's say I am designing a web-based application that does analysis and processing of numbers etc. And there is a group of numbers I need to get the latest.. the only problem I don't know where to get them... these numbers could be the up-to-date value of dollar for example, or how much an oil barrel costs today.. is there a place I can talk to from my PHP program in real-time to get these numbers? any web sites that provide such information for free? and what is the interface? is this feasible? if yes, please let me know any refernces I can consult to learn how to do this..

    Also, is PHP better cut off to solve this or .NET is better off?

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    eschew sesquipedalians silver trophy sweatje's Avatar
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    Perhaps there is a web service which would provide your number. Try googling for the description of your numbers and SOAP.
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