Topic: Axis2 in Action

New - and more powerful - Web services frameworks are becoming available for Java developers. For this meeting SOA and Web Services consultant Dennis Sosnoski demonstrates working with one of the most important of the new frameworks, Apache Axis2.

He'll show the basics of working with Axis2, using both it's AXIOM XML object model and several variations of XML data binding support, and show the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

Dennis will also discuss some of the advanced capabilities being built on top of Axis2, including WS-Addressing, WS-Security, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Transactions. He'll finish with a quick comparison of how Axis2 is likely to match up against the other new frameworks such as JAX-WS.

Speaker: Dennis Sosnoski

Dennis Sosnoski is an enterprise architecture consultant and developer with over 30 years experience, including the last seven years working exclusively with Java. He is a frequent contributor to the XML, Java, and SOA/Web Services zones of IBM developerWorks, and teaches training classes on XML and Web Services in Java as well as presenting at conferences internationally.

Dennis is the lead developer of the open source JiBX framework for fast and flexible XML-Java data binding, along with the JibxSoap Web services subproject, and is also a committer on the Apache Axis2 project where he is working on generalizing the data binding support to work with a variety of frameworks.

Over the last several years Dennis has been helping enterprises around the United States in their transitions to SOA and Web Services. He has now moved to New Zealand and offers the same consulting and training services to organizations here through his new company, Sosnoski Software Associates Ltd.

Event Sponsors:

The meeting is being hosting by Unisys.

The Wellington Java User Group thanks our hosts!

Wednesday, 12th April, 2006

5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm
Reception closes at 5:30pm!

Rutherford Room
L15, Unisys House
The Terrace
(Unisys House is on the left as you near the Beehive end of the Terrace, between Aurora Terrace and Bolton Street)

Following Jeffrey Frederick's fine example, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!

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