A few days back I spotted a new article at Apple’s Developer Connection entitled Using the Web Services Core Framework and CFNetwork to Access Remote SOAP Services.
Does this mean that Apple will finally fix the numerous and horrific flaws in that library? I’d love to hear so, but I just don’t have much faith in it. It’s been years with that API out, and the broken code inside it. It can’t even begin to deal with anything other than a so-butt-simple-it-should-be-REST style SOAP API interface. And unfortunately, most of the world is using ASP.NET to generate their SOAP services. If it can’t interoperate, then it’s darn near useless to 90% of the population out there.
Better to write an article on making REST calls and integrating with other API sets rather than attempting to prop up that zombie horse called Web Services Core Framework. Please Apple, just killed the freakin’ thing and be done with it.