meraxes has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello monks!

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I've never used SOAP... but a lot of folk seem to offer SOAP-based API's and I'd like to play with some. However, the more I look though nodes here the more confused I get. So I'm making an appeal for information.

Frankly, it all looks a little weird and scary and a little overwhelming to me, but I'd like to learn. I've just found that getting a more complete picture of things has me leaping from one module to the next and what I need to know grows exponentially before I even understand how the basic stuff works. Help? If I'm gonna do something I'd like to do it right... I feel like it's more of an information overload than a shortage of information.

Apologies if this is too general.

Many thanks!

update: ack (a great grep replacement as well as a good expression of annoyance). fixed a little grammar... it's a good think i don't write books

update le second: whoops. SOAP::WDSL _is_ still being maintained. I'm gonna hafta find that node again.

update troisieme: I am a sad Panda. :-( SOAP::WSDL is not a fan of the WSDL I'm trying to play with. Are there alternatives? Can I make my own "fake" spec of some kind? XML templates instead?