Axis2 - The Future of Web Services
The Web Service stack has evolved rapidly over the last three years, during which time the Axis team initiated the development of the next generation of Apache Axis. Apache Axis 2 is based on a fresh architecture, consolidating the experience of its predecessors, Apache SOAP and Apache Axis. The first Axis2 milestone was released in February 2005, and the team is gearing up to release version 1.0 in another couple months. This article presents the rationale for Axis2 architecture explains the new features in contrast to the Apache Axis 1.x family.