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<h1>Apache Axis2/Java Version ${axis2_version} Documentation
<p>Apache Axis2, the third generation Web services engine is more
efficient, more modular and more XML-oriented than its predecessor
<a href="">Apache Axis</a>. It is
carefully designed to support the easy addition of plug-in modules
that extend its functionality for features such as security and
increased reliability.</p>
<p>Apache Axis2 Version ${axis2_version} is a bugfix release, fixing several
problems in version 1.5. Please see the release notes for more
<p>This page describes our list of available documents.</p>
<h2>Apache Axis2 User's Guide</h2>
<p>You can get started with Axis2 with the assistance of the
following documents. They will guide you through the Axis2
download, installation (both as a standalone Web services engine
and as part of a J2EE compliant servlet container), and
instructions on how to write Web services and Web services client
using Apache Axis2.</p>
<li><a href="userguide.html#intro">Introduction</a>- Gives you an
introduction to what Axis2 is, the life cycle of a Web services
message, how Axis2 handles SOAP messages and also includes a basic
description on Axis2 distributions, and how Axis2 behaves as part
of a Web application or as a standalone client that is not part of
a J2EE application.</li>
<li><a href="installationguide.html">Download and Installation</a>-
Lists the different distribution packages offered by Axis2 and
gives in-depth instructions on the installation of the standalone
method and as part of a J2EE servlet container.</li>
<li><a href="userguide-installingtesting.html">Testing Client
Code</a> - The best way to make sure that your system is running
Axis2 is to install and test both a service and a client. This
document describes this process in easy to understand steps.</li>
<li><a href="userguide-introtoservices.html">Introduction to
Services</a> - The term "Web services" can apply to a number of
different ways of sending information back and forth. However, this
guide focuses on the sending and receiving of SOAP messages and
Message Exchange Patterns (MEPs).</li>
<li><a href="userguide-creatingclients.html">Creating Clients from
WSDL</a> - When it comes to creating a Web service client, you can
do it manually as described in the next document. However, in most
cases, you will have a Web Service Description Language (WSDL)
definition that describes the messages that clients should send and
expect to receive. Axis2 provides several ways to use this
definition to automatically generate a client. This document
explains how to create a client using WSDL definitions.</li>
<li><a href="userguide-buildingservices.html">Building Services
from Scratch</a> - Now that you know how to use Axis2 to generate
clients from WSDL as described in the document before, this
document digs a little deeper, showing you how to create services,
and how to create both services and clients "from scratch", so to
<li><a href="userguide-samples.html">Samples</a> - The Axis2
Standard Distribution provides a number of samples you can use as a
guide for implementing specific features and capabilities. These
services are listed in this document along with basic introductions
for each one.</li>
<li><a href="userguide-forfurtherstudy.html">For Further Study</a>
- This section lists resource documents for further study.
<li><a href="pojoguide.html">POJO Web Services using Apache
Axis2</a>-This guide will show you how to create a Plain Old Java
Object (POJO) for deploying using Apache Axis2 on Apache Tomcat.
POJOs are fast to build and easy to maintain, which means you'll
save a lot of time building and debugging your code</li>
<li><a href="quickstartguide.html">Axis2 Quick Start Guide</a>-The
purpose of this guide is to get you started on creating services
and clients using Axis2 as quickly as possible. It demonstrates how
to create Web services using a variety of different
Also see our <a href="../faq.html">FAQ page</a> to answer those
common questions in mind.
<h2>How To</h2>
<p>This section deals with more advanced topics including Axis2
support features such as Transports, Attachments, Pluggable Data
Binding, Security, and REST Web services in detail.</p>
<li><a href="webadminguide.html">Web Administrator's Guide</a> -
Detailed instructions on the administration console of Axis2 Web
application, which provides run-time configuration of Axis2.</li>
<li><a href="migration.html">Migrating from Axis 1.x to Axis 2</a>
- Guiding Axis 1.x users in upgrading to Axis2</li>
<li><a href="app_server.html">Application Server Specific
Configuration Guide</a> - Provides extra configuration information
required for application servers to run Axis2 to its fullest
<li><a href="">Axiom User Guide</a> -
An introduction to Axis2's Object Model</li>
<li><a href="rest-ws.html">REST Support</a>-Introduction on
Representational State Transfer</li>
<li><a href="Axis2-rpc-support.html">Axis2 RPC Support</a> - This
document talks about the Axis2's Remote Procedure Calls support in
a set of easy to understand implementation steps</li>
<li><a href="mtom-guide.html">MTOM Guide -Sending Binary Data with
SOAP</a> - Explains how to send binary data using the SOAP Message
Transmission Optimization Mechanism</li>
<li><a href="axis2config.html">Axis2 Configuration Guide</a> -
Explains the three configurations in Axis2: global, service, and
<li><a href="soapmonitor-module.html">SOAP Monitor How-to</a> - A
guide on the utilities used to monitor the SOAP messages that
invoke Web services, along with the results of those messages</li>
<li><a href="WS_policy.html">Web Services Policy Support In
Axis2</a> - Introduction to the role of Web services policy in
<li><a href="spring.html">Spring Framework</a> - A guide on how to
use Axis2 with the Spring Framework</li>
<li><a href="json_support.html">JSON Support</a> - This document
explains how to use JSON support implementation in Axis2. Includes
details on test cases and samples</li>
<li><a href="corba-deployer.html">Exposing CORBA Services as Web Services</a> - This guide explains how to expose a CORBA Services as a Web Services in Axis2
using an example</li>
<li><a href="ejb-provider.html">Guide to using EJB Provider in
Axis2</a> - This guide explains how to use an EJB provider in Axis2
using an example</li>
<li><a href="clustering-guide.html">Clustering Guide</a> - This guide will show how you can leverage clustering support to improve Scalability, Failover and High Availability of your Web Services</li>
<p><strong>Data Bindings:</strong></p>
<li><a href="adb/adb-howto.html">ADB How-to</a> - A guide on the
Axis2 Databinding Framework (ADB)</li>
<li><a href="adb/adb-advanced.html">Advanced ADB Framework
Features</a> - Provides an insight into the newly added advanced
features of ADB</li>
<li><a href="adb/adb-tweaking.html">Tweaking the ADB Code
Generator</a> - Explains the available mechanisms to extend
<li><a href="adb/adb-codegen-integration.html">ADB Integration with
Axis2</a> - A guide to writing an extension using the integrator in
order to integrate ADB with Axis2</li>
<li><a href="jibx/jibx-codegen-integration.html">JiBX Integration
With Axis2</a> - A guide to using JiBX with Axis2 in order to
expose existing Java code as a Web service and to implement a
client for an existing Web service</li>
<li><a href="http-transport.html">HTTP Transports</a> - A description on HTTP sender and HTTP
receiver in Axis2</li>
<li><a href="transport_howto.html">Write Your Own Axis2
Transport</a> - A quick and easy guide to create your own Axis2
Transport protocol</li>
<p><strong>Axis2 Tools:</strong></p>
<li><a href=
Generator Tool Guide for Command Line and Ant Tasks</a> - Lists
command line and Ant task references. How to build a file using
custom Ant tasks and how to invoke a Code Generator from Ant</li>
<li><a href=
Generator Wizard Guide for Eclipse Plug-in</a> - Explains the usage
of the code generator Eclipse plug-in for WSDL2Java and/or
Java2WSDL operations</li>
<li><a href=
Archive Generator Wizard Guide for Eclipse Plug-in</a> - Describes
the functionality of the Eclipse plugin service archive generator
<li><a href=
Generator Wizard Guide for IntelliJ IDEA Plug-in</a> - A guide on
the usage of the IDEA code generation plug-in to create service
archives and generate Java class files from WSDL files</li>
<li><a href=
AAR Plug-in Guide</a> - A guide to generate an Axis 2 service file
(AAR file) using the Maven plug-in.</li>
<li><a href=
Maven2 Java2WSDL Plug-in Guide</a> - A guide to using Java2WSDL
Maven 2 Plug-in that takes a Java class as input and generates a
WSDL, which describes a Web service for invoking the class
<li><a href=
Maven2 WSDL2Code Plug-in Guide</a> - A guide to using this plugin
that takes as input a WSDL and generates client and server stubs
for calling or implementing a Web service matching the WSDL.</li>
<h2>Apache Axis2 Developers</h2>
<li><a href="adv-userguide.html">Advanced User's Guide</a> - A
quick start user's guide for more experienced users and developers
on how to install, create Web services and Web service clients
using Axis2.
<li><a href="adv-userguide.html#introduction">Introduction</a> -
Outlines the overall direction of the user guide, with a high level
introduction on Axis2</li>
<li><a href="installationguide.html">Download and Installation</a>
- Lists the different distribution packages offered by Axis2, and
the installations for the standalone and as part of a J2EE servlet
container methods.</li>
<li><a href="adv-userguide.html#ws_codegen">Creating a new Web
Service with Code Generation</a> - Axis2 provides two ways to
create new Web Services: using code generation and XML based
primary APIs. This section explains how to start from a WSDL, and
create a new Service with code generation</li>
<li><a href="xmlbased-server.html">Writing Web Services Using
Axis2's Primary APIs</a> - Explains how to create new Web Services
using XML based primary APIs</li>
<li><a href="adv-userguide.html#client">Writing a Web Service
Client with Code Generation</a> - Axis2 also provides a more
complex, yet powerful XML based client API that is intended for
advanced users. However, if you are a new user we recommend using
the code generation approach presented below</li>
<li><a href="dii.html">Writing Web Service Clients Using Axis2's
Primary APIs</a> - This section presents complex yet powerful XML
based client APIs, which is intended for advanced users to write
Web services clients</li>
<li><a href="adv-userguide.html#config">Configuring Axis2</a> -
Axis2 configuration is based on a repository and standard archive
formats. Here you will find details on how to configure Axis2. You
will also find reference documents that lead to greater detail in
this area.</li>
<li><a href="Axis2ArchitectureGuide.html">Axis2 Architecture
Guide</a> - Introduction to Axis2's modular architecture</li>
<!--<li><a href="api/index.html">Online Java Docs</a>-Java API
<li><a href="../api/index.html">Online
Java Docs</a> - Java API documentation</li>
<li><a href="../refLib.html">Reference Library</a> - This document
provides additional information to developers on WS-*
specifications, Java language specifications, Subversion (SVN)
control etc.</li>
<p>Gives you a list of published articles, tutorials and
Questions-Answers on Apache Axis2. <a href="../articles.html">Check
them out</a> for that extra knowledge on the next generation Web
services engine Apache Axis2. Be informed and up-to-date!</p>