Successor to Apache SOAP
It can run as a standalone server or as an a server that plugs into Servlet engine like Tomcat
WSDL support. Axis supports the Web Service Description Language, version 1.1, which allows you to easily build stubs to access remote services, and also to automatically export machine-readable descriptions of your deployed services from Axis.
Automatic WSDL generation for deployed services
Java2WSDL – to generate WSDL from Java interface
WSDL2Java – to generate Java classes from WSDL
Uses JAX-RPC API