Axis: an Open Source SOAP Server and Client
The Axis distribution includes comprehensive documentation that provides good insight into its underlying design philosophy. Unlike specific programming language technologies (such as Java RMI, CORBA, and so on), Axis is more of a framework entity. As such, Axis is similar to J2EE and .NET. When a software entity is a little hard to define, it’s usually a sign that it’s something special! Axis might be special, but how good is it?