Apache CXF 3.0.3

An open source services development framework
Apache CXF
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CXF is a free solution that helps you to build and develop services using frontend programming APIs, like JAX-WS.

These services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, RESTful HTTP, XML/HTTP, or CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as JMS, HTTP, or JBI.

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the following areas:
· Web Services Standards Support: CXF supports a variety of web service standards including SOAP, the Basic Profile, WSDL, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Security.
· Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models. CXF implements the JAX-WS APIs (version 2.0 will be TCK compliant). 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.
· Ease of use: CXF is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There are simple APIs to quickly build code-first services, Maven plug-ins to make tooling integration easy, JAX-WS API support, Spring 2.0 XML support to make configuration a snap, and much more.
· Binary and Legacy Protocol Support: CXF has been designed to provide a pluggable architecture that supports not only XML but also non-XML type bindings, such as JSON and CORBA, in combination with any type of transport.

Main features:

  • General:
  • High Performance
  • Extensible
  • Intuitive & Easy to Use
  • Support for Standards:
  • JAX-WS, JAX-WSA, JSR-181, and SAAJ
  • SOAP 1.1, 1.2, WS-I BasicProfile, WS-Security, WS-Addressing, WS-RM and WS-Policy
  • WSDL 1.1 and 2.0
  • MTOM
  • Multiple Transports, Bindings, Data Bindings, and Formats:
  • Bindings: SOAP, REST/HTTP
  • Data bindings: JAXB 2.0, Aegis, XMLBeans. (Castor and JiBX will be supported in a later version of CXF)
  • Formats: XML, JSON
  • Transports: HTTP, Servlet, JMS, and Jabber transports
  • Extensibility API allows additional bindings for CXF, enabling additional message format support such as CSV and fixed record length
  • Flexible Deployment:
  • Lightweight containers: deploy services in Tomcat or Spring-based containers
  • JBI integration: deploy as a service engine in a JBI container such as ServiceMix, OpenESB or Petals
  • SCA integration: deploy in an SCA container such as Tuscany
  • J2EE integration: deploy services in J2EE application servers such as Geronimo, JOnAS, JBoss, WebLogic, and WebSphere
  • Standalone Java client/server
  • Support for Multiple Programming Languages:
  • Full support for JAX-WS 2.0 client/server programming model
  • JAX-WS 2.0 synchronous, asynchronous and one-way API's
  • JAX-WS 2.0 Dynamic Invocation Interface (DII) API
  • Support for wrapped and non-wrapped styles
  • XML messaging API
  • Support for JavaScript and ECMAScript 4 XML (E4X) - both client and server
  • Support for CORBA with Yoko
  • Support for SCA withTuscany
  • Support for JBI with ServiceMix
  • Code Generation:
  • Java to WSDL
  • WSDL to Java
  • XSD to WSDL
  • WSDL to XML
  • WSDL to SOAP
  • WSDL to service

last updated on:
July 23rd, 2014, 14:32 GMT
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Apache Software Foundation
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What's New in This Release:
  • Bug:
  • [CXF-6030] - javax.xml.ws.soap.SOAPFaultException: Fault string, and possibly fault code, not set for cxf.
  • [CXF-6034] - Wrong schemaLocation if jax-ws-catalog is used
  • [CXF-6038] - Repeatedly invoking setHandlerChain() can cause a build up of handler interceptors on the chain
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