Axis2/C Complete Features List

  1. Support for one-way messaging (In-Only) and request response messaging (In-Out)
  2. Client APIs: Easy to use service client API and more advanced operation client API
  3. Transports supported: HTTP
    1. Inbuilt HTTP server called simple axis server
    2. Apache2 httpd module called mod_axis2 for server side
    3. IIS module for server side
    4. Client transport with ability to enable SSL support
    5. Basic HTTP Authentication
    6. libcurl based client transport
  4. Module architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP processing model
  5. WS-Addressing support, both the submission (2004/08) and final (2005/08) versions, implemented as a module
  6. MTOM/XOP support
  7. AXIOM, an XML object model optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 messages; This has complete XML infoset support
  8. XML parser abstraction
    1. Libxml2 wrapper
    2. Guththila pull parser support
  9. Both directory based and archive based deployment models for deploying services and modules
  10. Description hierarchy providing access to static data of Axis2/C runtime (configuration, service groups, services, operations and messages)
  11. Context hierarchy providing access to dynamic Axis2/C runtime information(corresponding contexts to map to each level of description hierarchy)
  12. Message receiver abstraction
    1. Inbuilt raw XML message receiver
  13. Code generation tool for stub and skeleton generation for a given WSDL (based on Java tool)
    1. Axis Data Binding (ADB) support
  14. Transport proxy support
  15. REST support (more POX like) using both HTTP POST and GET
  16. Comprehensive documentation
    1. Axis2/C Manual
  17. WS-Policy implementation called Neethi/C, with WS-SecurityPolicy extension

  18. TCP Transport, for both client and server side

Major Changes Since Last Release

  1. WS-Policy implementation
  2. TCP Transport
  3. Improvements to Guththila parser to improve performance
  4. Improvements to Java tool, WSDL2C, that generates C code
  5. Basic HTTP Authentication
  6. Memory leak fixes
  7. Many bug fixes