I have a crazy requirement to develop a standalone web service which should be accessible to another process. The problem here is that there is a restriction to install the servers in a machine where webservice is supposed to provide a service. The webservice has to run with out deploying in any server...ofcourse which is stupid, but the requirement is like that. It should be self serviced, ie.. can include source code to implement web server logic.
Is there any such open source in-process container to provide runtime environment for the webservice. I knew that axis2 standalone server can help but It would be great if there is any any lighter version of code which can be merged with my webservice that will provide a runtime environment.
If there is no other option, is there any way that I can access axis2 standalone server through my java program to start and stop when needed?.