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Apache CXF
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Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
3.5.2 / April 12, 2022; 48 days ago (2022-04-12)
RepositoryCXF Repository
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb Services
LicenseApache License 2.0

Apache CXF is an open source software project developing a Web services framework. It originated as the combination of Celtix developed by IONA Technologies and XFire developed by a team hosted at Codehaus in 2006. These two projects were combined by people working together at the Apache Software Foundation and the name "CXF" was derived by combining "Celtix" and "XFire".[1]


The CXF design considerations include:

CXF is often used with Apache ServiceMix, Apache Camel and Apache ActiveMQ in service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure projects.

CXF includes the following:

See also


  1. ^ "Celtix: The Open Source Java Enterprise Service Bus". ObjectWeb. May 1, 2008. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2021.