XINS is a technology used to define, create, and invoke remote APIs. XINS is specification-oriented. When API specifications are written (in XML), XINS will transform them to HTML-based documentation and Java code for both the client-side and the server-side. The communication is based on HTTP. XINS competes with the complex SOAP technology. Main design goals include simplicity, scalability, and testability. XINS is not only a specification technology, but also an application development framework. It offers transaction logging, unique log documentation, and active code generation.
Corn Gate is designed to simplify service definitions and implementations in Java. It comes with several handy out-of-the-box functionalities, including security, registry, Spring and EJB integration, filters, shared data stages, client contexts, etc. JSON-RPC/HTTP and REST/HTTP protocols are supported. Remote service calls can be done through various client technologies. Since Gate supports standard HTTP communication mechanisms, almost any client technology can access services remotely.