Apache CXF™: An Open-Source Services Framework

Overview

Apache CXF™ is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs, like JAX-WS and JAX-RS. These services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP, RESTful HTTP, or CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as HTTP, JMS or JBI.

News

June 22, 2018 - Apache CXF 3.2.5 released!

The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the latest patch release. Over 50 JIRA issues were fixed for 3.2.5.

This is mostly a patch release to fix problems and issues that users have encountered.   Downloads are available here.

June 22, 2018 - Apache CXF 3.1.16 released!

The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the latest patch release for CXF 3.1.x. 25 JIRA items were resolved in this release.

This is mostly a patch release to fix problems and issues that users have encountered.   Downloads are available here.

April 16, 2018 - 10 years of CXF - Happy Birthday!

It's time to celebrate: 10 years ago, on April 16th in the year 2008, CXF graduated from the Apache incubator as a merge of the Objectweb Celtix project and the Codehaus XFire project (see http://incubator.apache.org/projects/cxf.html for more details).

Today we have lots of more features, support for additional specifications and a large user base.

Thanks to anyone who made this possible and looking forward to another 10 years :-)

Features

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the following areas:

CXF implements the JAX-WS APIs. CXF JAX-WS support includes some extensions to the standard that make it significantly easier to use, compared to the reference implementation: It will automatically generate code for request and response bean classes, and does not require a WSDL for simple cases.

It also includes a "simple frontend" which allows creation of clients and endpoints without annotations. CXF supports both contract first development with WSDL and code first development starting from Java.

For REST, CXF also supports a JAX-RS frontend.

To get started using CXF, check out the downloads, the user's guide, or the mailing lists to get more information!

Goals

General

Support for Standards

JSR Support
WS-* and related Specifications Support
OpenAPI Specification (OAS) Support

Multiple Transports, Protocol Bindings, Data Bindings, and Formats

Flexible Deployment

Support for Multiple Programming Languages

Tooling

Getting Involved

Apache CXF is currently under heavy development. To get involved you can subscribe to the mailing lists. You can also grab the code from the Source Repository. You also need to read about Building CXF. For Eclipse users, you should read about Setting up Eclipse.