I am looking for some advice on resources to come up to speed on SOAP, XML and web services, both in general and and integrating with FM. This is for consumption/importing of data at this point, not providing.
I have a back end reporting system to a restaurant POS system that has historically imported DBF flat files from all restaurants for aggregated above store reporting. We are integrating a new POS system that uses SOAP Web Services to provide the data that we want to integrate into our Filemaker solution. They provide a sample/testing url as well as examples in PHP & Perl. That being said I have no experience with this and I need to figure out the best way to integrate.
I have started looking at FM Nexus (the POS provider is working on a WSDL now, so that option is out until that is available). Beexwax and Monkeybread have plugins that I have looke at as well.