This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I have an app which successfully Marshalls an XML stream from an instantiated application data model (using Castor). That part was easy. Now I want to develop the SOAP part (i.e. get the XML into a request/response interaction with the server). My problem is that I can't seem to find a tutorial about SOAP which doesn't obfuscate the subject with Web Services, WSDL, and XML descriptions and terminology. I mean, I've got the XML, now all I want to do is request response HTTP to the server. How can I learn how to SOAP to the server and bypass the Web Services mumbo jumbo.