10.2. JBoss 4.x and Web Services
In previous versions of JBoss (pre 4.x), developers deployed Web Services by using a JBoss-specific tool called JBoss.NET (not to be confused with Microsoft .NET). Although JBoss.Net worked well and provided a highly automated way to create Web Services on JBoss, it was proprietary technology. In JBoss 4.x, JBoss.Net is deprecated in favor of JBossWS, JBoss's new J2EE 1.4-compliant Web Service implementation. JBossWS is based on Apache Axis (http://ws.apache.org/axis) and uses J2EE standard deployment descriptors and technologies.