Idoox WASP Lite 3.0 beta 2 (codename Stardust) has been released. WASP Lite is Idoox's free entry-level product for creating, deploying and running Web Services. The 3.0 version offers improved performance, interoperability and usability. Beta 2 is available for download through Idoox's Early Access Program at http://www.idoox.com/eap/wasp/index.html.

The following features have been added since the beta 1 release:

HTTP Servlet pluggable transport.
Application and session object activation modes.
Automated Java/XML type mapping (Java 2 containers, XSD built-in types).
Interoperability enhancements.
Getting Started tutorial.
Programmer's Guide.

The second beta also inherits the following features from beta 1:

SOAP 1.1, WSDL 1.1 and XML Schema 1999/2000/2001 standards support.
Web Services development tools for Sun Forte for Java, aka Netbeans.
Java APIs for WSDL (JSR 110).
Automated JavaScript SOAP client code generation.
MIME Multipart/Related content sending and receiving.
Remote interface references for usage of factory design pattern with SOAP.
Custom header processing.
Custom serialization.
Advanced exception handling.
Dynamic proxy generation for client-side access.
Pluggable transports to enable binding to other protocols.
Flexible processing of SOAP messages on various levels.
Configurable classloading.
HTTP 1.1 proxy support.
Administration console (browser-based, SOAP-enabled).

To get started with WASP Lite, please see the documentation at http://www.idoox.com/eap/wasp/doc/index.html. We also appreciate your feedback on the APIs, architecture, tools support, documentation, etc. Feedback can be sent to our mailing list (idoox at list dot zvon dot org) or to our support address (support at idoox dot com).