Savon vs. Handsoap: Conclusion

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The dynamic coding style of Savon is more elegant and the Ruby magic makes it easy to use. Integrating SOAP services is now a fun task!

Handsoap makes a good job on encapsulating SOAP calls and provides a wide spectrum of configuration points. It’s very fast on MRI and you have complete control over the XML and transport layer.

Even though I am a Java guy I love the Savon approach to SOAP, especially because it completely eliminates the XML part!

Many thanx to rubiii for helping with the examples.