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Apache CXF vs Spring: What are the differences?

What is Apache CXF? An open source services framework. It 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.

What is Spring? Provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications. A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

Apache CXF and Spring are primarily classified as "Composable Web Service Framework" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

Spring is an open source tool with 31.2K GitHub stars and 20.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Spring's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Apache CXF?

It 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.

What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
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      What are some alternatives to Apache CXF and Spring?
      Jersey
      It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it’s own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development.
      Karyon
      At Netflix, Karyon is a framework and library that essentially contains the blueprint of what it means to implement a cloud ready web service. All the other fine grained web services and applications that form our SOA graph can essentially be thought as being cloned from this basic blueprint.
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      Avatar of datapile
      datapile uses SpringSpring

      Spring is another gift rained down by the gods of Open Source Software (a.k.a. Pivotal Labs in this particular case) that just makes sense on all levels.

      From Spring Boot, to SpringMVC, the configuration architecture & profile paradigm, Spring Cloud expandability, to the ease with which one can deploy Spring applets as microservices within Docker is an absolute joy.

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      Giovanni Candido da Silva uses SpringSpring

      The core of the application use Spring Stack, to provide services and structure like:

      • Persistence
      • REST
      • Email
      • Security
      • Self contained application with spring boot
      • And many others.
      Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
      Kang Hyeon Ku uses SpringSpring

      그냥 간단한 MVC 웹 프레임 워크 인줄 알았는데 정말 모듈화가 잘 되있고, 사용하다보면 개발자에게 정말 편리하게 만들어 놓았다. vaildation 부분은 따로 처리 할 수 있고, 파라미터 담는 변수와 디폴트 값을 인자로 설정해 주는 부분도 참 좋은 것 같다. 또 spring-data 는 jpa 활용해 빠르게 개발하는데 유용하다.

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      ByeongGi uses SpringSpring
      • SpringFramework 중 MVC , AOP 등의 라이브러리를 활용하여 웹 어플리케이션 프로젝트 구성
      • 공통 로직 구현 및 보안 처리 가능

      • Spring5에서 지원하는 함수형 프로그래밍 경험 있음

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      Ralic Lo uses SpringSpring

      Used Spring Boot and its ORM to interacting with database server for web application development.

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