Downloading and installing Apache Axis2

Apache Axis2 version 1.0 was released in 2006 and after that there were a number of releases. The current stable release is 1.5. The previous version of this book, "Quickstart Apache Axis", Deepal Jayasinghe, Packt Publishing, was based on version 1.2 of Axis2. This one is based on version 1.5. From 1.2 to 1.5, Axis2 introduced a set of new features as well as API changes. One of the key changes was moving from JDK 1.4 to 1.5. The current version of Axis2 only supports JDK 1.5 and higher. Nevertheless, most of the commonly used APIs still remain the same.

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