Apache Wink

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Apache Wink
Apache Wink Logo
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 1.4.0 / September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Size 11.4 MB (archived)
RESTful Web services
License Apache License 2.0
Website wink.apache.org

Apache Wink is an open source framework that enables development and consumption of REST style web services.


The project was initiated in 2007 as an HP internal REST SDK called Symphony. At the beginning of 2009, HP and IBM joined forces to deliver the Apache Wink project,[1] HP contributed the SDK and IBM contributed a lot of integration tests.

The Apache Wink is currently part of the Apache Incubator project.


Apache Wink is composed of a Server module and a Client module. The Server module is an implementation of the JAX-RS (JSR-311) specification along with additional features to facilitate the development of RESTful Web services. The Client module is a Java-based framework that provides functionality for communicating with RESTful Web services.


Release Date Notes
pre 0.1 2009-05-27 Wink enters incubation.
pre 0.1 2009-07-01 Wink is JAX-RS 1.0 compliant
0.1 2009-08-26 Wink 0.1 released.
1.1 2010-05-14 Wink 1.1 released.
1.1.1 2010-07-07 Wink 1.1.1 released.
1.1.2 2010-11-15 Wink 1.1.2 released.
1.1.3 2011-05-09 Wink-1.1.3 released.
1.2.0 2012-05-21 Wink-1.2.0 released.
1.3.0 2013-04-12 Wink-1.3.0 released.
1.4.0 2013-09-15 Wink-1.4.0 released.

See also[edit]

  • Apache CXF, a web services framework with JAX-RS support


  1. ^ Apache Wink Proposal, retrieved August 14, 2009
  2. ^ Apache Wink User Guide, retrieved August 14, 2009

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