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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Introduction

This appendix looks at SOAP from the perspective of the Visual C++ developer. It’s important to realize that SOAP itself isn’t language specific. You can use SOAP with any language and operating system that has a toolkit. For that matter, if you don’t have a problem with writing your own low-level routines, you don’t even need a toolkit. All you need to do is ouput and accept text in a very specific format. Theoretically, this means you could write SOAP applications using any language, but using a toolkit is much easier.

At the time of this writing, the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit provides Visual C++ support. The level of support is on par with Visual Basic, even if the toolkit does contain far more Visual Basic examples. Microsoft will ...

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