The gSOAP tools provide a SOAP/XML-to-C/C++ language binding to ease the development
of SOAP/XML Web services and client application in C and C++. Most toolkits for C++ Web
services adopt a SOAP-centric view and oﬀer APIs that require the use of class libraries for SOAP-
speciﬁc data structures. This often forces a user to adapt the application logic to these libraries. In
contrast, gSOAP provides a C/C++ transparent SOAP API through the use of compiler technology
that hides irrelevant SOAP-speciﬁc details from the user.
As the Internet continues to evolve, so too does the necessity for a language that addresses
the functionality needs of the Internet’s web viewers. Over time, some programming languages
have come and gone, and others have continued to evolve. Several languages have
moved into the lead in the race for supremacy. Although languages such as ColdFusion,
ASP.NET, and CGI certainly have their advantages, PHP seems to be the developer’s choice
for a versatile, open-source solution.
Attackers break into the web application by thinking like a programmer: identifying how the
application is intended to work and determining shortcuts used to build the application. The
hacker then attempts to interact with the application and its surrounding infrastructure in malicious
ways simply by using the web browser or any of a large number of automatic hacker tools, such
as CGI scanners and HTTP proxys.