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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Apache Axis 2 - The next Generation of SOAP

This is an open-source project lead by Sri Lankans. Infact this is a proud to the nation. I'm still trying to find the possibilities of it.

Apache Axis2 is an implementation of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Recommendation from the W3C. Axis2 can be used to provide and consume Web Services.

From the W3C recommendation:

"SOAP is a lightweight protocol for exchange of information in a decentralized, distributed environment. It is an XML based protocol that consists of three parts: an envelope that defines a framework for describing what is in a message and how to process it, a set of encoding rules for expressing instances of application-defined datatypes, and a convention for representing remote procedure calls and responses."

Apache Axis2 is an effort to re-implement both Axis/Java and Axis/C++ on a new architecture. Building upon the "handler chain" model developed in Axis1, Axis2 introduces a more flexible pipeline architecture which lends itself to greater modularity and extensibility. This extensibility will allow Axis2 to act as a foundation for a growing constellation of associated Web Services protocols including:

 

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