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by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 16, 2006 at 18:22 UTC ( #543674=modulereview: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Item Description: not a module for big deals, but a quick tester

Review Synopsis:

Not good for any big deal, because of the restriction posed by the Perl language, but a easy and lquick way to test web services written in other languages, such like Java or .Net.

Considered by Old_Gray_Bear: Please Reap -- This is not a review, it's a polemic (and not a very good one at that).
Unconsidered by planetscape: keep (and edit) votes prevented reaping (keep: 10 edit: 1 reap: 29)

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Re: SOAP::Lite
by SamCG (Hermit) on Apr 17, 2006 at 15:49 UTC
    This is a review? This gives me virtually no useful information -- it's the opinion of an anonymous monk, without any backup in hard facts. Nothing about what's found lacking, why it's good for quick testing of web services, or why other languages might be better (not to mention that I don't really think of "module review" as the right place to do language considerations -- a particular module probably shouldn't be used to compare whole languages).

    "the restriction posed by the Perl language": what restriction would this be?

    s''limp';@p=split '!','n!h!p!';s,m,s,;$s=y;$c=slice @p1;so brutally;d;$n=reverse;$c=$s**$#p;print(''.$c^chop($n))while($c/=$#p)>=1;
      > "the restriction posed by the Perl language": what restriction would this be?

      I'm assuming the fact that Perl doesn't have method signatures from which the relevant wsdl can be generated automatically. It may be an inconvenience here, but I don't believe the word "restriction" makes sense.

      Other than that, I completely agree with you that this post does not constitute a review.

        I've used Pod::WSDL to generate WSDL quite successfully. Handles anyhing I could throw at it.

        Method "signatures" only really help for number and types of arguments / return values. Outside that, you're stuck using executable documentation in *any* language.

Re: SOAP::Lite
by rjray (Chaplain) on Apr 17, 2006 at 09:42 UTC

    I have to disagree. It has its faults and limitations, but I've used it for clients and at my last job to do plenty of large-scale, high-volume web services work.


Re: SOAP::Lite
by ffrost (Acolyte) on Apr 10, 2019 at 15:02 UTC
    Been using this module for many years for sending/receiving data. Easy to use after a few tries and gets the job done. It has also handled complex XML structure building for us.
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