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From "keith chapman" <>
Subject Re: Newbie with Axis2
Date Sun, 02 Sep 2007 10:30:18 GMT
You don't need any other libraries to run Axis2 standalone server. Tomcat is
not essential but if you wish you can use the war distribution so that you
can use it with any application server.


On 9/2/07, Tom Holmes Jr. <> wrote:
> I am a newbie with Axis2, and I have a number of questions,   Before you
> rip off my head and show it to me.  let me explain myself first:
> 1) I have been developing for nearly 20 years, the last 10 have been in
> Java/J2EE
> 2) I have used Apache and Tomcat for years.
> 3) I have used Axis and developed Web-Services with Apache ... I don't
> recall needing a Servlet container like Tomcat.
> 4) Yes I have been reading the documentation and googling, and reading
> the mailing list archives of which I am now subscribed to.
> So, my situation is that I have a Windows laptop/desktop system.    I
> want to use Web-Services and certainly not IIS or other Microsoft
> Technologies.
> I want to use Axis2 which I download, extracted, and setup the home
> directory with the environmental variables.   The JDK 1.6 was previously
> installed and working.
> I ran the Axis2Server.Bat and it is running fine.    Do I still need a
> Servlet Container like Tomcat?   If I run Axis2 as a stand-alone, do I
> need Apache at all.
> I don't really need a a full servlet container or full http server.
> So, I imagine the standalone Axis2 should work for me to do Web-Services.
> The documentation seemed to say I still needed to build the war file and
> deploy it into web-apps, but I'm thinking that would only be the case if
> I was Axis2 under some
> other App Server or Servlet Container.
> Ultimately ... I am gonna have a PDA using Microsoft Technologies as a
> web-services client.  The PDA will send data to the Web-Service under
> Axis2.
> The Web-Services I hope to deploy to Axis2 will be written in Java since
> that is what I know.   The Web-Service (written  in Java) will then open
> to an
> Access database to read/write data and return information in the request
> back to the PDA.
> Please point me to starting resources for Axis2 web-site, and again can
> you answer some of those questions above.        Thanks!
>                                    Tom
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Keith Chapman
WSO2 Inc.
Oxygen for Web Services Developers.

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