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Chapter 1. Apache Web Services and Axis2 - Pg. 7

Apache Web Services and Axis2 Apache Axis2 is the next generation web service framework from Apache. The Apache software foundation started Apache SOAP as its frst web service framework. Next, they developed Apache Axis, which became one of the very successful projects at Apache and is still used heavily in the industry. Due to rapid changes in the industry and demands from the user community, Apache Axis alone was not able to fulfll those requirements, thus the Apache Web Service community initiated Apache Axis2 project in 2004. In a short period of time, Apache Axis2 has become the de facto open source Java Web Service framework, which is now heavily used in both the industry and in academia. Axis2, the next generation of the Apache Web Service stack, takes one more step closer to the frst production version, by releasing another developer version. In this chapter, we will learn more about web services, its history, standards, as well as the components of web services. At the end of the chapter, we will discuss the