I’m a decade into programming but I never touched a SOAP interface before. So last week was a first: I saw my first WSDL ever.
There’s not much Scala tooling around SOAP so I went for Java. Now I know a lot of acronyms like JAXB or JAX-WS (I have no idea what these mean tho), and I generated code from WSDL like in the perfect wet dream of a 00s SOA consultant. Mutable Java classes of course, but you get what you pay for.
Although I didn’t really understand what I was doing everything worked well—I even wrote an SBT plugin to run
wsimport and publish the generated code—and I spent no more time with this stuff that I should.
But I do feel a little dirty now…