This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
It would be better to use a C++ SOAP engine (much faster and probably easier). There are several available -- do a search on Google, or search here on Javaranch and you'll find several referecned. Kyle