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Apache CXF
Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
3.5.3 / June 28, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-06-28)
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 at the Apache Software Foundation. The name "CXF" was derived by combining "Celtix" and "XFire".[1]


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

Apache CXF supports the Java programming interfaces JAX-WS, JAX-RS, JBI, JCA, JMX, JMS over SOAP, Spring, and the XML data binding frameworks JAXB, Aegis, Apache XMLBeans, SDO.[2]

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.
  2. ^ "Apache CXF -- Project Status". Retrieved 2022-09-27.