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From Chiradeep_Banik <>
Subject RE: Query about AXIS2 1.3 asynchronous web service
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:40:41 GMT

Thank you for your response Michele.

My project requirement is:-

1. Make multiple, almost simultaneous calls for e.g. 1000 to the web service server.

2. The server would take some time (could be hours) to send the response back and on receipt
of the response client would process the response data received. The client has no further
job after sending request to server to be done.

On this requirement, I thought of using asynchronous web service interface to the server as
provided by Axis2.

Axis2 would use callback mechanism and polling mechanism to track when the response is received.
So does this mean that all my 1000 client threads would be alive and in memory unless a response
comes back from server? Until the client receives a response from server, the client has nothing
to do in my case.

In case of a JMS/MQ interface, I can create 1000 requests and put them in the queue and my
JMS listener can pick up those responses once they start arriving. In this case, client would
fire a request to server and would not keep waiting for response. Can this kind of functionality
be implemented with Axis2 asynchronous web service?

I would appreciate any implementation suggestion on my requirement.

Thanks and Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Mazzucco []
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: Query about AXIS2 1.3 asynchronous web service


where's the problem?, JMS listeners run in separate threads as well.
Are you worried about the sleep() call? If so, it's only because the
main thread has to wait until the response has been received before
exiting - in the meantime the main thread could accomplish other
tasks as well.


On 5 Dec 2007, at 14:51, Chiradeep_Banik wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to web service and AXIS2 engine. I have a basic doubt
> about the asynchronous web service AXIS2 provides. Does it provide
> a complete asynchronous communication? I have seen the following
> code in AXIS2 site, the client basically waits until a response
> comes from server. Comparing this with JMS/MQ communication, the
> client does not wait when a message is put in the queue and a
> seperate a seperate MDB picks up the response when send by server.
> try {
>             OMElement payload = ClientUtil.getEchoOMElement();
>             Options options = new Options();
>             options.setTo(targetEPR);
>             options.setTransportInProtocol(Constants.TRANSPORT_HTTP);
>             options.setUseSeparateListener(true);
>             options.setAction("urn:echo");  // this is the action
> mapping we put within the service.xml
>             //Callback to handle the response
>             Callback callback = new Callback() {
>                 public void onComplete(AsyncResult result) {
>                     System.out.println(result.getResponseEnvelope());
>                 }
>                 public void onError(Exception e) {
>                     e.printStackTrace();
>                 }
>             };
>             //Non-Blocking Invocation
>             sender = new ServiceClient();
>             sender.engageModule(new QName
>             sender.setOptions(options);
>             sender.sendReceiveNonBlocking(payload, callback);
>             //Wait till the callback receives the response.
>             while (!callback.isComplete()) {
>              Thread.sleep(1000);
>             }
>             //Need to close the Client Side Listener.
>             } catch (AxisFault axisFault) {
>               axisFault.printStackTrace();
>             } catch (Exception ex) {
>               ex.printStackTrace();
>             } finally {
>             try {
>                 sender.cleanup();
>             } catch (AxisFault axisFault) {
>                 //have to ignore this
>             }
>         }
> Can somebody share with me a sample asynchronous web service client
> code using AXIS2 1.3?
> Thanks and Regards,
> Chiradeep
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