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From "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <sanj...@watson.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [wsif] pref-final announcement Apache WSIF 2.0
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 04:02:46 GMT
Hi Alek,

Also send to soapbuilders .. lots of SOAPsters hang out there and WSIF
is also in the SOAP space because it provides an alternate DII.

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aleksander Slominski" <aslom@cs.indiana.edu>
To: <axis-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 1:02 PM
Subject: [wsif] pref-final announcement Apache WSIF 2.0


> hi,
>
> it is almost ready.
>
> here is proposed announcement we send to announcements@xml.apache.org,
> axis-user@xml.apache.org, axis-dev@xml.apache.org,
> SOAP@DISCUSS.DEVELOP.COM, soap-user@xml.apache.org, www-ws@w3.org
>
> let me know if we missed something. otherwise we send announcement soon.
>
> thanks,
>
> alek
>
> Apache WSIF 2.0 Released
> ------------------------
>
> The Apache WSIF (Web Services Invocation Framework) team is proud to
> announce
> the first open release of Apache WSIF.
>
> WSIF (the "Web Services Invocation Framework") is a WSDL-based API for
> invoking WSDL-described services. WSIF developers interact with Web
Services
> at the abstract level through their WSDL descriptions. This is done
> independently of APIs specific to a message format or network protocol
> (eg SOAP APIs).
>
> With WSIF, developers work with the same programming model regardless of
> how the Web service is implemented and accessed. WSIF achieves this with a
> pluggable architecture with protocol-specific "providers" to handle
> invocations according to a specific protocol.
>
> Apache WSIF 2.0 comes bundled with providers for SOAP (using Apache SOAP
or
> Axis), local java classes, EJBs, JMS services and applications accessible
> via Java Connectors. WSIF also describes the specific WSDL extensions used
> to make these kinds of applications accessible as WSDL-described services.
>
> WSIF allows stubless or completely dynamic invocation of a Web service,
> based upon examination of the meta-data about the service at runtime. It
> also allows updated implementations of a binding to be plugged into WSIF
at
> runtime, and it allows the calling service to defer choosing a binding
until
> runtime.
>
> This is the first release of WSIF since it was contributed to the ASF, and
> is named 2.0 to avoid confusion with previous non-Apache licensed 1.x
> versions.
>
> For more information about Apache WSIF 2.0, please go to
> http://xml.apache.org/axis/wsif
>
> Thanks to all the committers, contributors and usersfor their efforts in
> helping get our first release out.
>
> --
> "Mr. Pauli, we in the audience are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
> What divides us is whether it is crazy enough to be true." Niels H. D.
Bohr
>


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