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Journal of rob_au (1845)

Monday August 02, 2004
05:35 AM

Phrase guaranteed to freak out any developer

The phrase guaranteed to freak out any developer and which certainly had this effect on me when it was said to me in a phone call from my boss over the weekend - "$(BIG_CORPORATION) wants to take some of your code and play with it with view to incorporating it into their $(VERY_BIG_PORTAL)".
Sunday July 18, 2004
11:25 PM

Looking for a System Administrator

Whilst not entirely a perl position, this placement may be of interest to people who read this journal (both of you). If you are interested in this position, or know someone who might be, please let me know.

Monday June 21, 2004
01:16 AM

I have proof ...

I have proof that I have been doing too much work with SOAP::Lite - I have started to incorporate chained methods into my own code!
Thursday June 17, 2004
07:31 PM

CPAN Ratings for SOAP::Lite

Whatever you do, *DON'T* look at the code if you can help it! This is the hardest to read CPAN module I've ever seen. It borders on Perl Golf complexity in places. I've spent the last few months working closely with SOAP:Lite -- at first I craved to rewrite it, but now I wouldn't dare. The author, Paul Kulchenko, is either a genius or a madman. Probably both, I'd guess.

From ... Sadly however, it was too late, I have already been tainted by looking at the code and teter ever closer to insanity :-)

01:11 AM


I know that there are issues with WSDL support in SOAP::Lite; I have spent much time previously working with or around the issues with WSDL support in SOAP::Lite; I have cursed and moaned about WSDL support in Perl previously ... Yet when I want to test a new component of the web service under development, I still start typing perl -MSOAP::Lite -le 'print SOAP::Lite->service("http://... only to be bitten by WSDL support bugs once more ...

I really can be a moron sometimes.

Wednesday June 09, 2004
07:45 PM


Using authorised keys for SSH is such a wonderful thing ... except when you're not on your own workstation and have to remember your password.
Saturday April 17, 2004
02:21 AM

Not happy Jan ...

A tree in my front yard has fallen on my car ... Not happy.
Thursday March 11, 2004
01:52 AM

Scratch that ... XML Hell Continues

SOAP::Lite seems to want to add my authentication header to the body of my SOAP request ... fun ...
Wednesday March 10, 2004
05:41 PM

XML Hell

Well, I think I have finally figured out this whole WSDL thing and have successfully got a service description in place for our development web services and have got both Perl and PHP clients happily talking to them ... Now to consider writing some sample clients in other languages ...
Tuesday March 09, 2004
07:15 PM

Using Apache::SOAP

Note to self - Always, always, always compile apache with --disable-rule=expat if you want to use Apache::SOAP without segmentation faults.