Chapter 2. Looking into Axis2

Flexibility and extensibility are two main design criteria that software designers would like to have in their applications. When it comes to Axis2, its architecture is extremely flexible and extensible. Axis2 has a modular architecture. In this chapter, we will learn more about Axis2 architecture, its core components, and its main features.

Axis2 Architecture

Axis2 is built upon a modular architecture that consists of core modules and non-core modules. The core engine is said to be a pure SOAP processing engine (there is not any JAX-PRC concept burnt into the core). Every message coming into the system has to be transformed into a SOAP message before it is handed over to the core engine. An incoming message can either ...

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