“Axis is essentially a SOAP engine – a
framework for constructing SOAP
processors such as clients , servers,
But Axis isn't just a SOAP engine -- it also includes:
a simple stand-alone server,
a server which plugs into servlet engines such as Tomcat,Weblogic etc
extensive support for the Web Service Description Language (WSDL),
emitter tooling that generates Java classes from WSDL.
some sample programs, and
a tool for monitoring TCP/IP packets.