Axis is an open-source implementation of SOAP; part of the Apache Web Services project.

AXIS allows to create very fast a web service based on SOAP. It provides tools to create from your code WSDLs (Schemas used in web services). Additionally it helps you to deploy the service in a server like Tomcat. In about 1- 3 hours you can a simple service running.

Major problems are with the classpath and having it available outside the firewall (if you are behind one). Make sure that is is properly configured.

Axis supports C++ and JAVA

At MMI there is a tutorial about working whith AXIS and ECLIPSE

Tutorial by APACHE
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