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From "J. Fiala" <>
Subject Re: CXF supports clients in other languages? Then provide samples!
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2016 21:44:10 GMT
Hi Philippe,

CXF REST services actually support clients of any programming language 
capable of doing REST API calls.

If you want to generate client code, pls check out Swagger-Codegen 
(, it currently supports 
around 40 programming languages (client/server stubs), all the languages 
you listed are already there (JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Perl).

It allows you to actually generate the client code in any language 
provided by Swagger contract. You can create the Swagger contract 
yourself or generate the contract dynamically using CXF SwaggerFeature 
( If you want to 
generate the CXF application itself from an existing Swagger contract, 
you can take a look at a talk I did yesterday at DevFest Vienna 

Pls also try the Javascript generator there (Disclaimer: I added the 
basic generator for Javascript last year) and give feedback there. The 
Javascript calls are per se asynchronous & it supports AMD like RequireJs.

If you want an overview of the Javascript features, you can watch a 
short talk I did at dotjs last year after creating the Javascript 
language generator:

Best regards,


Am 06.11.2016 um 04:23 schrieb cp10000:
> One of the fundamental characteristics and advantages of web-services is that
> it allows different environments, different operating system, different
> programming languages to interact.
> Does Apache CXF support clients in other other languages (especially dynamic
> languages like JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Perl,...)?
> The answer to that question is not clearly stated anywhere in CXF
> documentation.   If CXF supports clients in other languages, then SAMPLE
> SOURCE CODES SHOULD BE PROVIDED!    It's not enough to say yes.
> We must separate the two cases of synchronous functions and asynchronous
> functions.   I would like to see sample code in JavaScript and Python for
> call to synchronous web-service in CXF.   This might be possible, but some
> sample code would be helpful.
> I am particularly interested in seeing how a client in another computer
> language than Java like JavaScript or Python can call an asynchronous
> web-service in Apache CXF.   Asynchronous web-service in CXF uses classes
> like Future<?>, AsyncHandler<?>.   These classes don't map directly to
> classes in JavaScript and other languages.   I am not aware of any
> correspondence across computer languages.
> I have a strong feeling that a different language like JavaScript requires a
> software framework in order to write a client that can call Apache CXF
> web-services.   Does such framework exist?   If yes, it should be mentioned
> in the documentation.   If such framework does not exist, then Apache CXF
> should write one for the major other programming languages (JavaScript,
> Python, Ruby, Perl, ....etc)
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