Code Generation for WSDL Mode

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Both WSF/PHP and SOAP extension has WSDL modes. But none of them has the tools for generating code for a given WSDL. Because of this, the users are in hot water when it comes to implementing the complex type mappings for the request and handling response. If you make a simple mistake in SoapVar or SoapParam classes, debugging could take hours or even days before you get to know the problem.

To address this issue, WSF/PHP is coming up with a nice proposal. Implement code generation tool that can generate all complex type classes along with some demo code. So on one hand, you do not have to write the complex class mappings manually. And on the other hand, you will be provided with some sample code that would help you understand how to consume the service described by WSDL. WSF/PHP already have the model in place to implement the tool. It is only a matter of time before someone put all the pieces together and come up with the code generator.

1 comment:

Asanka Mawilmada said...


did you find any tool to do this?