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superficial explanation of developing Perl clients,
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This review is from: Programming Web Services with Perl (Paperback)
This book gets off to a good start with a background explanation of SOAP, but then when they get to a description of writing a Perl client, which must be the most common reason for buying the book, it all goes wrong.
There is just one chapter on writing a Perl client.
There are a few short examples, that suffer terribly from 'look how clever the toolkit is' syndrome, with no real explanation of how you tackle writing your own clients from scratch given details of a service. It also assumes you are a reasonably strong Perl programmer, which is probably a drawback from some readers.
Then almost the entire second half of the book is devoted to writing servers, which I wasn't interested in.
Sorry guys, but this book didn't help me out much at all with learning how to write Perl clients for web services.