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CXF

Homepage

http://cxf.apache.org/

Latest release

2.6.0 (17/04/2012)

Developed by

Apache Software Foundation

Licenses

Apache 2.0

Overall rating

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Tags

  • integration

  • web services

  • java

Description

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 (acquired by Progress Software in 2008) and XFire developed by a team hosted at Codehaus. These two projects were combined by people working together at the Apache Software Foundation. The name CXF derives from combining the "Celtix" and "XFire" project names.

 
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.

Latest reviews

7.0
peper

A great JAX-WS and JAX-RS implementation. It is quite complex and quite heavy (uses Spring inside). However it has several pros:

- setting a class as WS or REST service is very easy

- generated WSDL and WADL documents and can crate stubs from WSDL and WADL

- supports XML and JSON out-of-the-box for REST

- custom filters, plugins and security options

For me it wins with Axis for WS and with RESTEasy for REST services.

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7.0
don_matteo

Too complex

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8.2
ambience

Great JAX-WS implementation. Well architected. Relatively easy to extend. A little heavy weight, but understandable due to the amount of features supported.

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9.2
dkulp
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