Axis2 eclipse installation - Installing Axis2 plugin on Eclipse IDE
In this section we will install the Axis2 plugin on the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment(IDE). Software needed are:
a) Eclipse IDE 3.5.1
b) Eclipse Axis2 Plugins
Download the latest version of Eclipse from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/. For this tutorial we have downloaded the "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (189 MB)". It contains the tool for creating Java EE and Web applications, including a Java IDE. It also includes the tools for Java EE, JPA, JSF, Mylyn and others.
Download the windows version of the Eclipse. Copy the downloaded file into your favorite directory and then unzip it. Now Eclipse is ready and you can start it by double clicking on the eclipse.exe under bin directoy.
Downloading and installing Eclipse Axis2 plugin
The current version of the plugin is 1.4 and can be downloaded from http://archive.apache.org/dist/ws/axis2/tools/1_4/. Download the following files from there:
Unzip the both files and then copy directories Axis2_Codegen_Wizard_1.3.0 and Axis2_Service_Archiver_1.3.0 in Eclipse plugins directory.
Eclipse plugins directory (Axis2_Codegen_Wizard_1.3.0 and Axis2_Service_Archiver_1.3.0 already copied)
Now start the eclipse and then go to File-->New--> Others and then expand "Axis2 Wizards". Here you will find the Eclipse Axis2 Code generator and Service Archiver wizards.
In this section we have installed Axis2 Wizards (Axis2 plugin for Eclipse). In the next section we will learn how to create a web service in eclipse and then test.
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