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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".

Apache CXF
Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
3.3.1 / March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb Services
LicenseApache License 2.0

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:

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