JBoss Web Services CXF (JBossWS-CXF) is the JBoss Web Services stack implementation internally based on Apache CXF. Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and develop services using front-end programming Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), like JAX-WS.
CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the following areas:
- Web Services Standard Support
CXF supports a variety of web service standards including:
- Front ends
CXF supports a variety of front-end programming models. CXF implements the JAX-WS APIs
compliant). It also includes a simple front end 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.