Chapter 13. Creating Web Services with Apache Axis

In order to create a Web service, you will need some tools. At a minimum, you will need some type of SOAP processing engine to parse the messages that are received and to call the functions or methods that the message indicates.

Many products are on the market that provide this processing. In addition, many of them provide other tools to help the developer write the code needed to do this work. In this hour, we will look at one such product—Apache Software Foundation’s Axis product. We will cover its architectural approach. Following that, we will work an example to illustrate the process that you use to create Web services with this tool.

In this hour, you will learn

  • What Apache Axis is

  • The architecture ...

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