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. The name CXF derives from combining the "Celtix" and "XFire" project names.
The CXF key design considerations include:
CXF is often used with Apache ServiceMix, Apache Camel and Apache ActiveMQ in service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure projects.
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:
- ServiceMix or other JBI containers
- Geronimo or other Java EE containers
- Tomcat or other servlet containers
- Reference OSGi Remote Services implementation
Commercial support 
Enterprise support for CXF is available from independent vendors, including FuseSource, JBoss, Talend, and Sosnoski Software Associates. See the CXF Support Page for details on all support options.
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