Getting started and webservices ...

Woody,

You may want to start by looking at SOAP4R. I don’t believe it is a very active project and I had several issues using it but i believe it is the only ruby SOAP gem around.

cheers

The latest Ruby has some support for SOAP services. I have not tried
these myself, but take a look at what Ruby provides and see if that is
sufficient for your needs.

On a side note, depending on the features of that service you need,
they do have a RESTful (HTTP Post) service as well as SOAP. That may
be all your really need and you won't have to fight the ugly battle of
SOAP web services at all. Like I said it depends on your needs.
Their SOAP service may have more features I didn't spend that much
time looking at it.

In any case, I think I would try out the REST route first, then move
to SOAP only if I really needed it.

Looks like the SOAP support in the ruby stdlib *is* soap4r:

http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/soap/rdoc/files/soap/soap_rb.html

b

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