So I had to do some SOAPy work this week and since it is some pre-war tech I had to dive in again. Here is the essence of what I got (from other ppl) :)
Well, SOAP isn't a "modern" specification, so it's only (somewhat) well supported by the technology stacks that were mainstream when the big vendors were pushing WS-Deathstar (Java, .NET) - so all that technology is already in place. (via)
Ohh death star you say? That gives me ...
I have PTSD from my experience with SOAP/WSDL. I'm even having problems typing these words. [...] (via)
No, it could not be that hard. No. Let's ask s/o who actually has build a library around this death star:
Detergent helps make SOAP interactions in Erlang uhh... cleaner (pun totally intended)! (via)