Axis Related Books (Newest to Oldest)
Apache Axis Live by James Goodwin, Sourcebeat, NOT YET RELEASED.
- Programming Apache Axis by Chris Haddad, Kevin Bedell, Paul Brown, Davanum Srinivas, Dion Almaer, Oreilly, NOT YET RELEASED.
Java Web Services mit Apache Axis (German) by Dapeng Wang (Hrsg.), Thomas Bayer, Thilo Frotscher, Marc Teufel, Software & Support Verlag, May 2004.
Google, Amazon, and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services by Alexander Nakhimovsky & Tom Myers, APress, December 2003.
Professional XML Development with Apache Tools: Xerces, Xalan, FOP, Cocoon, Axis, Xindice by Theodore W. Leung, Wrox Press, December 2003.
Art of Java Web Development Struts, Tapestry, Commons, Velocity, JUnit, Axis, Cocoon, InternetBeans, WebWork by Neal Ford, Manning, November 2003.
J2EE Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services by Pankaj Kumar, Prentice Hall, September 2003.
A book on using Java security APIs, tools and mechanisms for building secure enterprise applications. The chapter on Web Services Security uses Axis-1.1RC1 for illustrations. Besides Web Services, it covers security aspects of Java RMI, Servlet and JSP based Web Applications and EJBs.
J2EE Platform Web Services by Ray Lai, Prentice Hall PTR, August 2003.
Web Services: A Manager's Guide by Anne Thomas Manes, Addison-Wesley, June 2003.
Not a book for geeks, but talks how Web Services has been put to use. Anne is a frequent and valuable contributor to the Axis lists. An excerpt from this book is available on Web Services Journal.
Teach Yourself Web Services in 24 Hours by Stephen Potts & Mike Kopack, SAMS, May 2003.
Web Services Patterns: Java Edition by Paul B. Monday, APress, April 2003.
Cross-Platform Web Services Using C# and Java by Brian Hochgurtel, Charles River Media, March 2003.
- Using SOAP Between ASP and Java Applications Having Complex Data by Keith Shaffer, Wrox, October 2002.
Beginning Java Web Services by Meeraj Kunnumpurath et al, Wrox Press, September 2002.
An introductory book, with the early chapters focusing on Axis. The sample chapter shows how to install Axis with Tomcat 4.0: we do not believe that their approach is the best. It is easier to drop jaxrpc.jar and saaj.jar into the CATALINA_HOME/common/lib dir than it is to add all Axis jars to the classpath by hand. The book is based on Axis Beta-3.
Java development with Ant by Erik Hatcher and Steve Loughran, Manning Press, July 2002.
A book on Ant development which covers Web Service development with Axis, along with other topics relevant to Java developers using Ant. The Web Service chapter, chapter 15, is free to download, and was the birthplace of happyaxis.jar. The book is based on Axis Beta-2; the web site contains updated documentation where appropriate.
AXIS: Next Generation Java SOAP by Romin Irani and S Jeelani Bashna, Wrox Press/APress, May 2002.
The first nothing-but-Axis book. It is based on Beta-1. This is a reasonable book, despite is apparent thinness and relative age. If it has a major weakness it believes everything works as intended, which regular Axis users will know is not quite true yet. Maybe they didn't want to fault missing features and other gotchas, assuming they would be fixed by the time the product shipped, but the effective result is that you can get into minor trouble working from this book, trying to use bits that aren't there, or just don't work (yet). A sample chapter on Handlers is available online.
Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI by Steve Graham et al, December 2001.
- Covering very early versions of Axis along with other aspects of Web Service technologies. One of the authors, Glen Daniels, is an Axis committer and active contributor, so the quality of the Axis coverage is high. Good explanations of SOAP, UDDI, and the like.