YAZ is a programmers’ toolkit supporting the development of Z39.50/SRW/SRU clients and servers.
The current version of YAZ includes support for the industry standard ZOOM API for Z39.50. This API vastly simplifies the process of writing new clients using YAZ, and it reduces your dependency on any single toolkit.
YAZ can be used by itself to build Z39.50 applications in C.For programmers preferring another language, YAZ has three language bindings to commonly used application development languages.We provide the YAZ++ toolkit for applications in C++, PHP/YAZ for application building in PHP, SimpleServer for server applications in Perl, and NET::Z3950 for client applications in Perl.(If you are looking for a Z39.50 toolkit in Java, we recommend that you check out Knowledge Integration's open source offering, JZKit.)
Libraries and vendors can freely download YAZ and its associated toolkits to build their own Z39.50 applications.Alternatively, they can use the consultancy and support services of Index Data to take advantage of our decade of experience building and supporting Z39.50 toolkits and applications.
YAZ has been widely considered the leading toolkit for building Z39.50 clients and servers since its first release in 1995. During a decade of active service, the YAZ toolkit has been battle-hardened in every conceivable type of employment, and grown in its support for even the more esoteric aspects of the Z39.50 and SRW protocols.
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What's New in This Release:
- Prefix URL with http:// if sru setting hints SRU/Solr mode YAZ-731
- SRU GET/Solr base URLs may hold additional ?args YAZ-729 ZOOM option extraArgs already does this, though. It seems useful when dealing with Solr targets to limit by filter, eg. http://lui.indexdata.com:8080/solr4/select?fq=database:3902
- Remove #fragment for HTTP request encoding YAZ-730
- Doc: Update list of DLLs/LIBs