I am interested in making a first start creating a web service. The server needs to be Java, but from my initial reading there appears to be a number of platform options (Apache Axis, BEA WebLogic, Sun, ...) and many of the introductions to web services are 2-3 years old (so I'm not clear of which direction technology has moved).
I don't want to invest too much time reading up on all of them to work out which suits my needs, so could someone make a recommendation. These factors should be taken into account:
- Fairly simple to get started with, but expands well to take a high user load
- Has good on-line documentation or resources
- Isn't expensive to get started with
Q: Which Java-based web service platform/server should I look at?