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|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
3.4.2 / December 22, 2020
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Apache CXF is an open source software project developing a Web services framework. It originated as the combination of Celtix developed by IONA Technologies and XFire developed by a team hosted at Codehaus in 2006. These two projects were combined by people working together at the Apache Software Foundation and the name "CXF" was derived by combining "Celtix" and "XFire".
The CXF design considerations include:
- Clean separation of front-ends, like Java API for XML Web Services (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 the following:
- Web Services Standards Support:
- JAX-WS API for Web service development
- JAX-RS (JSR 339 2.0) API for RESTful Web service development
- Maven tooling
- CORBA support
- HTTP, JMS and WebSocket transport layers
- Embeddable Deployment:
- Reference OSGi Remote Services implementation
- The Axis Web Services framework
- Apache Wink, a project in incubation with JAX-RS support
- List of web service frameworks
- "Celtix: The Open Source Java Enterprise Service Bus". ObjectWeb. May 1, 2008. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2021.