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Quickstart Apache Axis2 by Deepal Jayasinghe

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Chapter 12. Advanced Topics

In the previous chapters, we discussed how to install Axis2, write a simple Web Service, write a simple module, invoke a Web Service, and so on. In this chapter, we will discuss some more advanced features of Axis2.

REST — Representational State Transfer

REST is a term introduced by Roy Fielding in his Ph.D. thesis to describe an architectural style of networked systems. The motivation behind REST was to capture the characteristics of the Web that in turn made it successful. Subsequently, these characteristics are being used to guide the evolution of the Web. REST is not a standard, but it is an architectural style, which accounts for the fact that you cannot find any specification in W3C. We can understand REST and design ...

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