I would like to instrumentalize depot and am asking guidance on the simplest way forward.
My depot app should be able to respond to two messages. In pseudo-code: void append(item) and Items find(query).
The first message sends an item to depot (in XML format, I guess) which should then be appended as a record in the depot database.
The second message sends a query to the depot database. A list of matching records is returned (again I guess XML is the format of choice).
How would you advise me, a newcomer to web programming, to implement this added functionality in depot? Maybe one of the other Pragmatic Books has the recipe?