An excellent article has been posted on Federico Cargnelutti’s blog that “steps the reader through the process of consuming a Web Service”:http://phpimpact.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/building-a-web-service-client-using-the-zend-framework/ and building an application based upon it.
bq. The Zend Framework puts heavy emphasis on Web services. This is a good thing, considering the amount of Web services out there that can help lower costs and increase the value of your site.
In this example he “builds a simple class that extends Zend_Rest_Client”:http://phpimpact.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/building-a-web-service-client-using-the-zend-framework/, that allows easy access to the “Digg API”:http://apidoc.digg.com/.