Show me the code! – By Davanum Srinivas

April 27, 2007

Apache Axis2 1.2 Released

Filed under: Uncategorized — Davanum Srinivas @ 12:10 pm

Just over 4 months since the original 1.1.1 release, we are very proud to announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.2

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 or 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 after the Apache Axis2 1.2 release. Please see these projects’ own sites for further information.

Major Changes Since 1.1:
– WSDL 2.0 fully support (reading, writing, and codegen)
– POJO annotation (JSR 181)
– JAX-WS integration
– JAX-WS -annotation
– Un-wrapping (Response)
– ADB – support for union and list
– Maven2 support
– JSON support
– Binary serialization (Fast infoste)
– Codegen support for WSDL with Multiple services
– HTTP code generation (both WSDL 1.1 and 2.0)
– Custom deployer support
– Message formatters
– Message Builders
– EJB Provider support

Known Issues and Limitations in 1.2 Release:
– Xml-beans databinding does not support response uwwrapping
– ADB databinding does not support minOccurs and maxOccures attributes in sequence and choice elements

Apache Axis2 1.2 is a major new release compared to Axis2 1.1. 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
  – Improved 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)
  – WSDL 2.0POJO annotation (JSR 181)
  – JAX-WS intregration
  – Custom Deployers
  – Binary serialization (Fast Infoset)
  – JSON support
  – EJB Provider support
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
  – HTTP
  – SMTP
  – JMS
  – TCP
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


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