I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I said I would take the reigns of the SOAP::Lite project. SOAP::Lite is an extensive module that feels like it grew quite organically. It is infused with some of the most creative Perl I have ever seen, and it took me two years of sporadic and at times intense development to even begin to unravel and make sense of the code. As a result, most SOAP::Lite releases have focused on areas of code which I was already intimately familiar, i.e. the MIME section, or with relatively minor bug fixes. But with 0.65 I pledged to tackle some of the issues that have long frustrated me. Over the next couple of weeks I will introduce a series of articles that explores some of the enhancements I have made to SOAP::Lite 0.65.