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<html><head><title>Apache Axis2/C - The Web Services Engine</title>
<h2>Welcome to Apache Axis2/C</h2>
<p>Apache Axis2/C is a Web services engine implemented in the C programming language. It is based on the extensible and flexible <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">Axis2 architecture</a>. Apache Axis2/C can be used to provide and consume WebServices. It has been implemented with portability and ability to embed in mind, hence could be used as a Web services enabler in other software.</p>
<p>Apache Axis2/C supports <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">SOAP 1.1</a> and <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">SOAP 1.2</a>, as well as <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">REST</a> style of Webservices. A single service could be exposed both as a SOAP style as well as a REST style service simultaneously. It also has built in <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">MTOM</a> support, that can be used to exchange binary data.</p>
<p>Apache Axis2/C is efficient, modular and is designed with extensibility. The extensible design allows it to support the full WS-* stack with the concept of modules. Apache Axis2/C is the Web services engine that supports the most number of WS-* specification implementations in C, with guaranteed interoperability. This enables using C in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations, and would be very useful when integrating legacy systems into SOA.
The following WS-* specifications are supported, either as built in modules
or as separate Apache projects: </p>
<li><a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">WS-Addressing</a> - Built in to Axis2/C </li>
<li><a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">WS-Policy</a> - Built in to Axis2/C </li>
<li><a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">WS-Security</a> - Implemented by <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">Apache Rampart/C</a> project </li>
<li> <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">WS-SecurityPolicy</a> - Built in to Axis2/C </li>
<li><a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">WS-Eventing</a> - Implemented by <a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">Apache Savan/C</a>project</li>
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<h3>Latest Release</h3>
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<h3>20th January 2011 - Apache Axis2/C Version 1.7.0 Released</h3>
<p><a href="" class="externalLink" title="External Link">Download 1.7.0</a></p>
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<h3>Key Features</h3>
<li>Support for one-way messaging (In-Only) and request response messaging (In-Out)</li>
<li>Client APIs: Easy to use service client API and more advanced operation client API</li>
<li>Transports supported: HTTP
<li>Inbuilt HTTP server called simple axis server</li>
<li>Apache2 httpd module called mod_axis2 for server side</li>
<li>IIS module for server side. Supports IIS 5.1, 6 and 7</li>
<li>Client transport with ability to enable SSL support</li>
<li>Basic HTTP Authentication</li>
<li>AMQP Transport based on Apache Qpid (Experimental)<li>
<li>libcurl based client transport</li>
<li>CGI interface</li>
<li>Module architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP processing model</li>
<li>WS-Addressing support, both the submission (2004/08) and final (2005/08) versions, implemented as a module</li>
<li>MTOM/XOP support</li>
<li>XPath support for Axiom XML Object model</li>
<li>AXIOM, an XML object model optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 messages; This has complete XML infoset support </li>
<li>XML parser abstraction
<li>Libxml2 wrapper</li>
<li>Guththila pull parser support</li>
<li>Both directory based and archive based deployment models for deploying services and modules </li>
<li>Description hierarchy providing access to static data of Axis2/C runtime (configuration, service groups, services, operations and messages) </li>
<li>Context hierarchy providing access to dynamic Axis2/C runtime information(corresponding contexts to map to each level of description hierarchy) </li>
<li>Message receiver abstraction
<li>Inbuilt raw XML message receiver</li>
<li>Code generation tool for stub and skeleton generation for a given WSDL (based on Java tool) <ul>
<li>Axis Data Binding (ADB) support </li>
<li>Transport proxy support</li>
<li>REST support (more POX like) using both HTTP POST and GET </li>
<li>Comprehensive documentation
<li>Axis2/C Manual </li>
<li>WS-Policy implementation called Neethi/C, with WS-SecurityPolicy extension</li>
<li>TCP Transport, for both client and server side </li>
<li>HTTP Keep-Alive Support </li>
<li>HTTP Session support</li>
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<h3>Changes Since Last Release</h3>
<li>HTTP Keep Alive support added</li>
<li>HTTP Session support added</li>
<li>Preformance improments to guththila parser</li>
<li>Improvements to axiom/c</li>
<li>Many bug fixes.</li>
<li>Memory leak fixes</li>
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<h3>Archived News</h3>
<p>Refer to information on the <a href="archived_news.html">previous releases</a>.
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