Only now do I really get this image from DHH's blog. I am really beginning to despise SOAP for some reason, but I guess I will "get it" as I learn more about it -- as it seems to be the only way to do business with the big players out there. For a glimpse of some of my hell, check out this Ruby + SOAP4R + WSDL Hell article.
The bad news aside, I was really happy to find someuseful tools today from Todd Ditchendorf Scandalous Software site. The list is pretty extensive so go check it out. Not on the list that I was happy to see were:
Check XML and XHTML documents for Well-Formedness and Validity while editing them in TextMate with support for DTD, W3C XML Schema, RELAX NG, Schematron and XInclude.
SOAP Client is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you access and debug WSDL & SOAP-based Web Services from the comfort of your desktop.