Message-orientation in Axis 2.0

The “Web Services Messaging with Apache Axis2: Concepts and Techniques” article is a good introductory read for those who are still trying to understand the difference between explicit (SOAP-based) messaging and Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)! I don’t think I need to write anything more in relation to the discussion on whether SOAP and Web Services equal to RPC even though I think there is much more into message-orientation (e.g. MEST :-).

The above article also briefly introduces the new Axis 2 API for In-Only and In-Out MEPs. Now, if anyone from Axis 2 is listening… how about renaming the ‘Call’ class to ‘Message’ and use methods like ‘send’ rather than ‘invoke’?

Thanks to Spiros Tzavellas for bringing the article to my attention.

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