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Apache OFBiz Cookbook by Ruth Hoffman

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OFBiz SOAP messaging clients

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a protocol for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment. It is XML-based and consists of three parts:

  • An envelope that defines a framework for describing what is in a message and how to process the message
  • A set of encoding rules for expressing instances of application-defined data types
  • A convention for representing remote procedure calls and responses

To illustrate just how easy it is to use OFBiz to create an unlimited number of SOAP-based web service clients, we shall discuss writing an SOAP-based client to request service from a real world web service: the U.S. National Weather Service's National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). This web ...

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