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Apache Axis2 Web Services Second Edition by Afkham Azeez, Deepal Jayasinghe

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Chapter 6. Information Model

Since the last decade, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been gaining a lot of popularity in the information technology industry. In today's industry, most of the applications try to enable SOA APIs on their applications, for example, Google APIs and Amazon Web Services to name a few. There are a number of reasons behind this trend:

  • SOA is easy to use
  • There are standard bodies that help to improve every type of application to interoperate well
  • Free and open source SOA frameworks

The web service landscape is changing very rapidly, and hence, to support these changes and to facilitate user requirements, a web service framework has to be flexible and extensible enough. Applications, such as Internet commerce (e-commerce), ...

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