This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Axis (or rather, Axis2 these days) is one of many libraries to implement SOAP web services. Other SOAP implementations are JAX-WS RI, JBossWS, Apache CXF, etc. Whatever WS are implemented with it are not fundamentally different from WS implemented on top of some other library.