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Chapter 2. Web Services Development Frameworks

Table of Contents

2.1. Overview
2.2. Microsoft .NET
2.2.1. Web Service Enhancements
2.3. Java
2.3.1. Java Web Services
2.3.2. Apache Axis 1.4
2.3.3. Apache Axis 2
2.3.4. XML RPC

2.1. Overview

A development framework can be defined as a set of patterns, definitions and guidelines that assist how application development is performed.  Many software development tool vendors provide development frameworks along with their products that include best practices for program design and sample code or code generators that automatically create commonly used code fragments.

This section contains an overview of some of the most popular development frameworks for web services.  It can assist you in the selection of a framework for your STAR web services development activities.