Installing ActivePerl Latest Version on Windows

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

Before doing any SOAP 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 Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP MEP (Message Exchange Patterns)

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 PHP SOAP Web Service Example - getTemp

SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP Perl Implementation - SOAP::Lite

Installing ActivePerl Latest Version on Windows

 Installing SOAP::Lite Package

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for NumberToWords SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Python SOAP Client: Zeep

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 Archived Tutorials


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