Paper Type

Master's Project


College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Sanjay Ahuja

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles N. Winton


With the rapid growth of traffic on the internet, further development of the web technology upon which it is based becomes extremely important. For the evolvement of Web 2.0, web services are essential. Web services are programs that allow different computer platforms to communicate interactively across the web, without the need for extra data for interfaces and formats, such as webpage structures. Since web services are a future trend for the growth of the internet, the tools used for their development are also important. Although there are many choices of web service frameworks to choose from, developers should choose the framework that best fits their applications, based on performance, time, and effort. For this project, we compared the qualitative and quantitative metrics of four common frameworks. The four frameworks were Apache Axis, JBossWS, Codehaus XFire, and Resin Hessian. After testing, the results were statistically analyzed using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS).