|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
|Stable release||2.7.7 / September 24, 2013|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Apache CXF is an open-source, fully featured Web services framework. It originated as the combination of two open-source projects: Celtix developed by IONA Technologies (acquired by Progress Software in 2008) and XFire developed by a team hosted at Codehaus. These two projects were combined by people working together at the Apache Software Foundation and the new name CXF was derived by combining "Celtix" and "XFire".
The CXF key design considerations include:
- Clean separation of front-ends, like JAX-WS, from the core code.
- Simplicity with, for instance, the creation of clients and endpoints without annotations.
- High performance with minimum computational overhead.
- Embeddable Web service component: example embeddings include Spring Framework and Geronimo.
CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the following areas:
- Web Services Standards Support:
- JAX-WS API for Web service development
- JAX-RS (JSR 311 1.1) API for RESTful Web service development
- Maven tooling
- CORBA support
- HTTP and JMS transport layers
- Embeddable Deployment:
- Reference OSGi Remote Services implementation
- JAX-WS RI The reference implementation of the JAX-WS specification, used directly by GlassFish Metro
- The Axis Web Services framework
- Apache Wink, a project in incubation with JAX-RS support.
- The JAX-RS specification.
- List of web service frameworks
- Apache CXF Web site
- Apache CXF Download
- Apache CXF Documentation
- FuseSource Services Framework Web site
- Announcement of the Merger by Codehaus
- Apache CXF Evaluation
- Apache CXF: Interview with Dan Diephouse and Paul Brown
- Talend ESB home page
- List of Apache CXF Committers