Consuming .NET WCF SOAP web services from Mule

The SOAP standard was created to address the communication needs between different applications independently of the programming language, platform or technology in use. It is a standardized protocol based on XML over a variety of communication protocols such as HTTP, to invoke methods on remote objects. In this blogpost we’re going to consume SOAP web services implemented with the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation framework (WCF) from a Mule application. WCF is part of the .NET framework since version 3.0 and provides the building blocks to expose C# and VB.NET methods as SOAP web services,