Installing ActivePerl on Windows

This section provides a tutorial example on installing ActivePerl latest version on a Windows system.

Before doing any tests with Perl, I want to upgrade my Perl installation to the latest version ActivePerl on my Windows system.

1. Rename the current Perl directory from C:\Perl to C:\Perl_bck

2. Go to ActivePerl Website at

3. Click "Download Now" button. I see the download page.

4. Click "Windows Installer (EXE)" link next to version, to start the download. ActivePerl-

5. Double click on the downloaded file: ActivePerl-, and follow the installation tool to install ActivePerl to your system at \Perl64.

6. Open a command window, and type in "perl -v". If you see the following output, your installation is ok.

herong> perl -v

This is perl 5, version 26, subversion 1 (v5.26.1) built
for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2017, Larry Wall

Binary build 2601 [404865] provided by ActiveState
Built Dec 11 2017 12:23:25

7. Check the "path" environment variable to find the Perl home directory, C:\Perl64:

herong> echo %path%


Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 What Is Perl SOAP::Lite

Installing ActivePerl on Windows

 Installing SOAP::Lite Package

 Testing Perl SOAP::Lite with WSDL Documents

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

 SoapUI as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 Python SOAP Client: Zeep

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 Archived Tutorials


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