According to this post, one of the reasons wsdlc.exe was removed was that "its existence for generating SQL SOAP client procedures for SQL Anywhere web services was thought to be no longer justified given the decreasing popularity of SOAP."
I don't care that much about wsdlc.exe per se, but I do care about this apparent "decreasing popularity of SOAP"... where is this documented, described, or otherwise apparent?
What is the alternative, within SQL Anywhere, to using SQL SOAP client procedures to converse with, say, eBay?
(I really like avoiding pitfalls, so thanks in advance for clueing me in :)
You can still use / provide SOAP web services from a SQL Anywhere server/database and consume SOAP web services using web service RPC calls.... but you will need to write the web service calls "manually" rather than using a tool like wsdlc. (FWIW, you can always use wsdlc from a pre-16 installation to generate the web service declaration - it will still work in SA 16).
answered 28 May '13, 21:48