2013-02-26 10:06:10.384045-08 by Dan Lyke 3 comments
So I'm writing Perl to talk SOAP over XML to a Java re-implementation of a COBOL system. My life has gone seriously off the rails.
comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):
Any chance you can just talk to the databases directly?
The assumptions made in reinventing what was probably a very procedural and business logic flow of Cobol into Java are mind boggling. Adding the abstracion of the data logic/schema into XML (with SOAP suds lathered around it) means you are fitting some simple round peg into a corkscrew shaped hole.
Not a prayer.
And, worse, it appears that several of the fields are then extracted from the XML and parsed, by convention that's passed around by lore.
The real answer here is that I need to be doing something else, because this is sucking the will to live from me.
Re: Will sucking ming numbing things: Agreed. Having similar issues with world. Must be a bug going around.
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