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From "Joe Harrison" <>
Subject RE: Axis beginner
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 18:03:53 GMT
Thank you for the information and quick response!

-----Original Message-----
From: Heitzso [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: Axis beginner

You should spend a half day digging through doc at axis site first.
That said, on your linux system:
	jdk 1.4.0 
	tomcat 4.0.3
	axis beta 2 (or whatever current is)
You'll need to modify the tomcat startup script to include
and you'll need to add the axis.war file or webapps tree to the tomcat
webapps directory.

Sanest thing is to do this one step at a time:

 1) java

  a. get java 1.4.0 from sun, if your linux system is debian unstable
     you'll need to also pick up a lib that's required to run 
     sun's 1.4.0
  b. write some simple "hello world" type programs, compile them, run 
     them (this introduces you to idea of the compiler, classpaths,
     packages, jvm, etc.)

 2) tomcat
  a. download tomcat 4.0.3 (unless 4.0.4 comes out)
  b. run tomcat and check out their example webapps

 3) axis

  a. download axis

  b. copy axis war file or webapps tree over to tomcat webapps directory

  c. setup the -Djava.endorsed.dirs in tomcat startup script

  d. run axis samples

 4) write the absolute simples of echo/test web service
    and get it to run -- perhaps even just retyping in
    one of the axis samples but in your own package tree.

Note that you've got several days to several weeks of coming-up-to-speed
ahead of you.

You don't run php via axis.

There isn't a real servlet[s] directory.  

I apologize for any mistakes in the above.


On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 13:41, Joe Harrison wrote:
> I want to develop applications using Visual Studio .net but use Linux
> with MySQL and Apache Axis (for web services) on the back-end. Prior
> this I have been developing web-based applications using PHP,
> ColdFusion, and MySQL. I know there is already a great deal of
> documentation on the internet but I was hoping someone could point me
> the right direction. After reading the overview on Axis it appears to
> very similar to the .net concept of "compiled on the fly" web services
> and easy deployment. However, they make a few assumptions, like: the
> availability of a servlet directory and references to Tomcat. I have
> never developed with Java and I am not sure what needs to be installed
> on my Linux box. I think what I need is a list of prerequisites, a
> checklist of services, daemons and/or applications that need to be
> installed in order to install and use Apache Axis. Also is there a way
> to write web services in PHP using Apache Axis?
> Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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