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<h1>Welcome to Apache Axis2 version 1.1</h1>
<pre>Just over 6 months since the original 1.0 release, we are very proud to
announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.1.
Downloads are available at:
Apache Axis2 is a complete re-design and re-write of the widely used
Apache Axis engine and is a more efficient, more scalable, more modular
and more XML-oriented Web services framework. It is carefully designed to
support the easy addition of plug-in "modules" that extend its
functionality for features such as security and reliability.
Modules supporting WS-Security/Secure-Conversation (Apache Rampart),
WS-Trust (Apache Rahas), WS-Reliable Messaging (Apache Sandesha) and
WS-Eventing (Apache Savan) will be available soon after the Apache Axis2
1.1 release. Please see these projects' own sites for further information.
Major Changes Since 1.0:
- Significantly improved documentation
- Significantly improved support for POJO services and clients
- Significantly improved support for Spring services
- Significantly improved Axis Data Binding (ADB) to increase schema
coverage and overall stability
- Improved service lifecycle model
- Improved JMS support
- Improved handler and module interfaces
- Improved Eclipse and Idea plugins
- New Attachments API for sending & receiving MTOM and SwA attachments
- Built in support for WS-Policy via Apache Neethi
- Added support for unwrapping Web service requests
- Fixed tons of small and not-so-small bugs
- Major refactoring of release structure to make usage easy
Known Issues and Limitations in 1.1 Release:
- Unwrapping of response messages (coming in 1.2)
- JSR 181/183 Annotation support (coming in 1.2)
- JaxMe and JAXBRI data binding support is experimental
- Simple Axis Server does not support POX/REST
Apache Axis2 1.1 is a major new release compared to Axis2 1.0. We are
striving for a simple and happy first time user experience as well as a
satisfying experienced user experience with this release. We welcome any
and all feedback at: (please include "[axis2]" in the subject) (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)
Thank you for your interest in Apache Axis2!
The Axis2 Development Team
Features of Apache Axis2:
Programming Model
- Simple XML-centric client API with full WSDL and policy support
- Support for POJO and Spring services and clients
- Support for any message exchange pattern (MEP)
- Synchronous and asynchronous programming model
- Archived service deployment model supporting full service
encapsulation with versioning support
- Archived module deployment model supporting controlled
extensibility with versioning support
- Hot deployment
- WS-Policy driven code generation extensions
- Flexible service life cycle model
- Automatic support for POX (REST) style invocation of services
- Support for querying service's WSDL (with ?wsdl), schema (with
?xsd) and policies (with ?policy)
Supported Specifications
- SOAP 1.1 and 1.2
- Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
- XML Optimized Packaging (XOP)
- SOAP with Attachments
- WSDL 1.1, including both SOAP and HTTP bindings
- WS-Addressing submission and 1.0
- WS-Policy
- SAAJ 1.1
Supported Data Bindings
- Axis Data Binding (ADB)
- XMLBeans
- JibX
- JaxMe (Experimental)
- JaxBRI (Experimental)
- WSDL2Java: Generate Java stubs and skeletons from a WSDL document.
- Java2WSDL: Generate a WSDL document from a Java class.
- Eclipse Plugins
- IntelliJ Idea Plugins
- Maven2 Plugins
- Web application for administering Apache Axis2