Simple Object Access Protcol (SOAP)

SOAP is a protocol for clients to invoke methods on servers. SOAP uses XML and HTTP which enables access to deployed services. As it is a web services technology it can be accessed from any platform.

The Jemboss server is designed to run on any unix platform which EMBOSS supports. The client can run from any java enabled platform (e.g. windows, MacOSX, linux). SOAP is then used to transfer data between the Jemboss server and client.

Related links:

Apache Soap User's Guide
Apache Soap FAQ
Java World SOAP articles

Apache: axis
Axis: The next generation of Apache SOAP