Developer documentation on Apple’s Web site tracks working with Mac OS X’s
Web services, AppleScript and Perl
via SOAP, or Simple Object Access Protocol, a platform-independent communications standard used between different applications.
With newly added SOAP services in AppleScript, it’s now possible to use Mac OS X to pass structured data between AppleScript and Perl more efficiently than ever. The documentation on Apple’s Web site tracks just how to do it — from creating simple applications to handling more complex exchanges of data.
By the end of the document, you will have been given the rough framework to create a SOAP server and a SOAP client based in AppleScript, with information passing around back and forth and being reformatted into easily digestible form. There’s a ton of great stuff in there for Perl and AppleScript mavens looking to get the most out of their systems.