Running AXIS with Oracle OC4J

AXIS 1.3 was released back in October, so I thought it was about time to test it out with Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE 10g ( Good news .. all went absolutely smoothly, no frigging about with jar files at all.
Since Axis is a simple web module, manually deploying to Standalone OC4J is straightforward. After putting the web application files in place, register the module in application.xml and the web app root in http-web-site.xml:

  1. copy the axis webapp directory into $ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/home/applications/axis
  2. edit $ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/config/application.xml to add <web-module id="axis" path="../applications/axis"/>
  3. edit $ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/config/http-web-site.xml
    to add <web-app application="default" name="axis" root="/axis"/>
At this point, I had the AXIS welcome page coming up nicely at http://localhost/axis/. For the next 5 minutes, I played around with some drop-in web services. Very cool and easy!