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Easiest path for learning SOAP Web Services with Axis?

James Adams
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I am an experienced Java developer who has been developing RESTful web services for the past two years (on one project I rolled my own using Spring MVC and another I used a bare-bones JAX-WS approach). I want to learn how to develop SOAP based web services. I'm also interested in learning Axis, as this seems to be the most widely used open source SOAP implementation. Can someone please give me some advice on how I should proceed? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

--James
Peer Reynders
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For Axis 1.x Creating Web Services with Apache Axis is a good primer.

For Axis 2 (which is guided by JAX-WS) there isn't an equivalent.

However you can deepen your JAX-WS with SOA Using Java� Web Services (amazon US; Sample Chapter: Basic SOA Using REST).
(Mark D. Hansen's posts during a recent book promotion and his homepage) It uses the GlassFish application server for web services. Ultimately most of the knowledge gained should then be transferable to Axis 2 � barring the odd Axis 2 idiosyncrasy.

You may also want to keep current with your RESTful web services (and ROA) with RESTful Web Services (amazon US; Leonard Richardson�s and Sam Ruby�s posts during a recent book promotion).
[ July 31, 2007: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]

"Don't succumb to the false authority of a tool or model. There is no substitute for thinking."
Andy Hunt, Pragmatic Thinking & Learning: Refactor Your Wetware p.41
James Adams
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Thanks for the very helpful response!

--James
 
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