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Welcome to Apache CXF!

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.

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, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-SecureConversation, and WS-Trust.
  • Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models. CXF implements the JAX-WS APIs. 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. There is also a JAX-RS frontend for providing REST support.
  • 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.x 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.

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Getting Started

For an Apache CXF source distribution, please read BUILDING.txt for instructions on building Apache CXF.

For an Apache CXF binary distribution, please read release_notes.txt for installation instructions and list of supported and unsupported features.

Alternatively, you can also find out how to get started here: http://cxf.apache.org/

If you need more help try talking to us on our mailing lists: http://cxf.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

If you find any issues with CXF, please submit reports with JIRA here: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CXF

We welcome contributions, and encourage you to get involved in the CXF community. If you'd like to learn more about how you can contribute, please see: http://cxf.apache.org/getting-involved.html

Thank you for using CXF!

The Apache CXF Team http://cxf.apache.org/