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So I'm writing Perl to talk SOAP over

2013-02-26 18:06:10.384045+00 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.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-27 12:33:53.86799+00 by: meuon

Re: Will sucking ming numbing things: Agreed. Having similar issues with world. Must be a bug going around.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-26 20:42:55.435646+00 by: Dan Lyke

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.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-26 19:45:17.396183+00 by: meuon

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.