Happily, we were able to publish the second book on Apache Axis2. I published the first book in 2008 (Quickstart Apache Axis2), and after three years, now the second book is also available (Apache Axis2 Web Services). Our initial plan was to publish the book this time last year, but due to usual reasons it got delayed. We have improved the book a lot and added lot of new and interesting contents.
I really want to thank my co-author Afkham Azeez, who helped me a lot to add new chapters and to make the book ready for building advanced web services with Axis2. We started Axis2 in way back 2004, and needless to say this project will not exists without the initial members and their tremendous contributions: Srinath Perera, Ajith Ranabahu, Eran Chinthaka, Davanum Srinivas, Glen Daniels, Sanjiva Weerawarana, Paul Fremantle, Jaliya Ekanayake, Chathura Herath, Ruchith Fernando, and Chamikara Jayalath. In addition, special thanks goes to our second generation contributors: Thilina Gunarathne, Keith Chapman, Amila Suriyaarachchi, Sanka Samaranayake, Lahiru Sandakith, Nandana , Saminda Abeyruwan and many more. Not least, but last all the members of the Axis2 project who has contributed a lot to make the project a success. Thank you all.
Hope you will learn from this book and enjoy it.