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The Apache Web Services Project is an umbrella project consisting of many projects. The scope of projects goes from SOAP implementations to a UDDI implementation to a host of WS-* implementation efforts. The developer community is a vibrant one, coming from a mixture of large companies, small companies, and independent consultants. The community is also global, with participants originating from the US, Europe and Asia. In this article we briefly introduce some of the activity around the Apache Axis project, the flagship project of the Apache Web Services activities. Axis Apache Axis started with a total rewrite of the Apache SOAP implementation, which was the first SOAP 1.1 implementation. Apache Axis now has both Java and C++ incarnations. The Axis/Java product is a very mature product that is widely used by many vendors for SOAP enablement of their systems. In co... (more)

Understanding the Web Services Vision

Web services is the latest trend in distributed computing. Based on sending XML messages that are transported over the HTTP protocol, the initial work has created a distributed computing model that is simple, easy, and lightweight. Most importantly, it works over the Internet. Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) has brought interoperability between disparate systems over the Internet, providing distributed computing based on open Web standards. This complements existing approaches to interoperability, for example CORBA or messaging standards. Web Services Description Language (... (more)