In this section we will learn Apache Axis2 with the help of examples. Apache Axis2 is a Web Service engine for deploying the web services. The Apache Axis2 Web services engine is available for Java and C language. I this tutorial we will learn about the Apache Axis2 for Java.
The Axis 1.5 is the latest release at the time of writing of this tutorial. We will use Apache Axis2 1.5 for developing and testing our example code.
The Axis2 1.5 requires JDK 1.5 or above to run. You can deploy the axis2.war on tomcat or any other servlet container and start deploying and testing the applications.
The Apache Axis2 was introduced in August 2004 Summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Now Apache Axis2 is more flexible, efficient and configurable compared to the Axis 1.x.
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