predic8 GmbH released an open source distribution of its SOAP tool Membrane Monitor. The tool helps developers to log and analyse SOAP messages. Captured SOAP messages are formatted by a new XML beautifier that makes it easy to analyse even complex messages. Membrane Monitor basically is an HTTP forwarding proxy but it recognizes XML and SOAP in the payload of a message. The monitor starts out of the box without any configuration. The requirements are Windows and at least a Java 1.5 runtime. To learn more visit