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Quickstart Apache Axis2 by Deepal Jayasinghe

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Axis2, the next generation of the Apache Web Service stack, has taken one more step closer to the first production version by releasing another developer version. In this chapter, we will learn more about Web Services, their history, and the standards as well as the components of Web Services. At the end of the chapter, we will discuss the need for a new Web Service engine, and finally how to install and run Axis2.

Web Service History

The era of isolated computers is over; now, "connected we stand, isolated we fall" is becoming the motto of computing. Networking and communication facilities have connected the world in a way they have never done before. The world involves hardware that can support the systems that connect ...

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