SOAP - WSDL request in Go Language

Noval Agung Prayogo
5 min readNov 2, 2018
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In this post, I’m going to share one of my experiences during my work with SOAP-WSDL technology in Go programming language.

SOAP? WSDL? What are those? This is the first time I know about that.

For people who start programming since around 2003, I bet they will be quite familiar with SOAP and WSDL terms.

SOAP, or the Simple Object Access Protocol is a protocol used in computing. Web services use this protocol to communicate. SOAP uses XML to encode a message ~ Wikipedia.

SOAP is a protocol, it uses HTTP (or RPC) on the application layer for transport and negotiation, and XML on the messaging part.

The WSDL specification is often combined with SOAP. So it’s safe to say that SOAP and WSDL are best friend! They are very close to each other #bro4life.

The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based interface definition language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a web service ~ Wikipedia.

Nowadays SOAP-WSDL web service is rarely used in recent applications (opinion is mine). Most back-end engineer will rather choose to follow RESTful specification.

But doesn’t necessarily mean that no one is using it. There are still a lot of applications, especially the enterprise one, that…