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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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SOAP: The Power of Simplicity

Pavel Kulchenko, Senior System Architect, eScout

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: Grande Ballroom B

This talk covers technology aspects of SOAP protocol and shows how to use Perl to build SOAP client and server implementations in portable, platform independent fashion in a minutes. Based on SOAP::Lite module available from CPAN or from soaplite.com.

Techniques covered include:

  • XML serialization, rules and limitations
  • SOAP clients: implement RPC and OO calls
  • Access to services on Internet
  • SOAP servers, different implementations: CGI, mod_perl, Apache::Registry, daemon. Installation and configuration
  • Adding SOAP interfaces for existent modules and classes
  • Security: SSL and authentication
  • Diagnostics and error recovery: error handling and debugging
  • Service descriptions: access with service description (WSDL), stub generation
  • SOAP clients and servers with COM/DCOM interfaces: easy SOAP calls from VB or VBA. Minimum installation and configuration
  • Service repository (UDDI): inquiry and publishing interfaces
  • SOAP one-liners in Perl and VB
  • CPAN: how to leverage it and don't reinvent the wheel

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