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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache CXF 2.1 Released!
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:35:21 GMT
On Monday 28 April 2008, Daniel Kulp wrote:
> The Apache Incubator CXF team is proud to announce the availability of
> the 2.1 release!

Ick...  OK.  Not the "Apache Incubator CXF" team anymore.   Teach me to 
copy/paste stuff.   It's now:

The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the 2.1 
release!

Dan



>
> Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build
> and develop services using frontend programming APIs, like JAX-WS.
> 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 WSI Basic Profile, WSDL,
> WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Security.
>
> * Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models.
> CXF provides a JAX-WS 2.1 Compliant frontend. 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.
>
> What's new in CXF 2.1:
> * JAX-WS 2.1 support - the JAX-WS implementation has been updated to
> the JAX-WS 2.1 specification level.  Code generatation is JAX-WS
> 2.1/JAXB 2.1 compliant.
>
> * Initial implementation of JAX-RS 0.6 REST based service framework.
>
> * Javascript client generation and support - SOAP based endpoints can
> have javascript clients created automatically with ?js URL.  There is
> also command line tooling.
>
> * CORBA binding merged from Yoko - JAX-WS Clients/Servers can talk
> IIOP to allow communication with other CORBA processess.  Tooling for
> IDL -> WSDL, WSDL -> IDL, etc... are there to support this.
>
> * New java2ws tooling to support better "java first" development
> patterns.
>
> * xmlbeans runtime support to allow using XmlBeans for the data model.
>
> * MANY MANY bugfixes, performance enhancements, etc...  Too numerous
> to list individually.
>
> Finally, the major new "non-code" feature:
> * This is our first release after graduating from the incubator as a
> Top Level Project.  Thus, this is a full "non-incubator" release.  :-)
>
> As always, we welcome feedback on our mailing lists:
> http://cxf.apache.org/mailing-lists.html
>
> Downloads are available from:
> http://cxf.apache.org/download.html
>
>
> Thanks!
> The Apache CXF Team
> http://cxf.apache.org/



-- 
J. Daniel Kulp
Principal Engineer, IONA
dkulp@apache.org
http://www.dankulp.com/blog

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