Brazilian zip code Web Service

From Carlos Loth’s blog: Brazilian’s postal service publishes a web service to allow queries from Microsoft Office 2003.
It works like magic on Word.
I tried a quick and dirty approach to make it work from within a .NET application without success, but soon someone will figure out how to do it.
In my opinion, the postal service should open the zip code database since it’s a government owned company. For that reason it should publish the database as a web service instead of charging us for a CD-ROM subscription.

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Alfred Myers

I have been interested in computers since I got my hands on a magazine about digital electronics back in 1983 and programming them has been paying the bills since 1991. Having focused on Microsoft-centric technology stacks for the best part of two decades, in recent years I’ve been educating myself on open source technologies such as Linux, networking and the open web platform.