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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 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".
|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
3.3.1 / March 5, 2019
|License||Apache License 2.0|
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 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