Data Services Support and Eclipse IDE integration in latest WSO2 WSAS release

Version 2.1 of the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSO2 WSAS) now supports data services for RDBMS, MS-Excel(97-2003),CSV and JNDI data sources. Data stored in these can easily be exposed via a Web service API.

Released last week this version also comes with the WSAS IDE, which integrates the Eclipse IDE, enabling JAVA2WSDL form completion of all round web services cycle and inclusion of off line Web Services Archive build feature with all resources. All the WSAS Preferences now persist through Eclipse Preferences and Debug features can now be configured from preferences as well.

The following tools are available in the WSAS console

  • WSDL2Java
  • Java2WSDL
  • WSDL 1.1 to WSDL 2.0 converter
  • Try it for public WSDLs (1.1/2.0)
  • AAR/MAR Validators

These tools are also accessibly from the IDE.

WSO2 WSAS v2.1 is the enterprise ready Web services engine powered by Apache Axis2. It is a lightweight application server for Web services that incorporates leading open source components into a simple, easy-to-use and highly performant package. One of its key features is the Axis1 backward compatibility where you can expose legacy Axis 1.x Web services as Axis2 Web services and engage Axis2's WS-* protocols such as WS-Security and WSRM in front of legacy services.

The latest release can be downloaded here or you can try a live version of it here.