This week's book giveaway is in the Testing forum. We're giving away four copies of The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests and have Jonathan Rasmusson on-line! See this thread for details.
I have an app which successfully Marshalls an XML stream from an instantiated application data model (using Castor). That part was easy. Now I want to develop the SOAP part (i.e. get the XML into a request/response interaction with the server). My problem is that I can't seem to find a tutorial about SOAP which doesn't obfuscate the subject with Web Services, WSDL, and XML descriptions and terminology. I mean, I've got the XML, now all I want to do is request response HTTP to the server. How can I learn how to SOAP to the server and bypass the Web Services mumbo jumbo.