[San-Diego-pm] SOAP server in PERL

Thierry de Villeneuve thierryv at abac.com
Sun Nov 14 13:56:12 PST 2010

Dear all,

I see that this problem is also puzzling you, given the few answers it  

Thank you Nicholas. XML RPC was one time an option, but as the client  
software is almost complete, and out of my control, switching to RPC  
is no longer possible.

Thank you Shlomi for your remarks, but sitting in front of a computer  
since 1979, I've quit bickering about the way PERL is written and  
Linux is pronounced. I could have said "sitting in front of a  
keyboard" but the first computer I worked with had none: It had  
ferrite beads as RAM and flip switches as keyboard (CII Mitra 15).


On Oct 22, 2010, at 12:55 AM, Thierry de Villeneuve wrote:

> Dear Perl Mongers of San Diego,
> I very rarely post on the list since I've left San Diego in 2002.  
> Few of you remember of me regularly attending the meetings ... that  
> was some 10 years ago !!!  I'm back to France now but have never  
> unsubscribe from the list and long the days I was in SD.
> Well, this said, here is what brings me here today.
> I have this (big) project at the office where I'll need to build a  
> SOAP server. The traffic is not expected to be very high: Something  
> like a transaction every 10".
> All the business backend is already developed and I've started  
> tinkering with SOAP::Lite a bit. I've never had to develop a server  
> based on SOAP (HTTP-SOAP) before. So, it's a brand new situation for  
> me. The XSD and WSDL is already developed, so far so good.
> If any one of you could shed some light on what are the "best  
> practices", best options, best CPAN modules to consider looking at  
> when to tackle this sort of project.
> The time to process one of the request will be important (around  
> 10~20" ... creating a SQLite db file of a few thousand rows to hand  
> over). I would rather consider an architecture where the server  
> would fork a subprocess to take care of each request. This is this  
> part I'm not feeling conformable with as of today.
> If someone could get me a few pointers where to start digging,  
> that'll be awesome, specifically regarding the forking/threading  
> issue.  Otherwise, I'll have to turn this part of the project to  
> someone else to develop it in C++ and gSOAP. I'd like prove PERL can  
> do the job here too ;-)
> Thanks a lot,
> Thierry
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