This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
You should probably start by downloading one of the free SOAP engines like Apache Axis (xml.apache.org). They come with tutorials, and there are many more available on the web (do a google search for "Axis" and "tutorial"). Kyle