AJAX and Web Services with WSO2 - Michael Galpin

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  • By Chatra Nakkawita
  • 12 Sep, 2007

The Web has progressed and rich Internet applications (RIAs) offer user interfaces that are competitive with desktop applications. There are many powerful technologies that can be used to create RIAs, but the most popular is certainly Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX.) This article on the ServerSide.com by Michael Galpin shows you how AJAX can be used in conjunction with Web Services and how the WSO2 technology stack provides a complete solution for creating Web applications using AJAX and Web services.

This article uses the WSO2 Web Services Application Server(WSAS) Chad sample. It is recommended that you download and install WSO2 WSAS 2.0. The article uses the servlet edition installed on Apache Tomcat. Any application server can be used with the servlet version, just follow the installation instructions included with WSO2. WSO2 requires Java 1.4 or 1.5 but there are no other prerequisites for it.

The article makes heavy use of Web services, and the reader should be familiar with SOAP and WSDL. There is also a lot of JavaScript and XSLT used. Familiarity with these technologies will be advantageous

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