Apache CXF 2.0 Documentation > Index > RESTful Services

Currently there are two different ways to build RESTful services with CXF.

  1. HTTP Binding: The HTTP binding provides a flexible way of creating resources and mapping them to operations in your service. This can currently be done via annatotations or a convention based mapping.
  2. JAX-WS Provider and Dispatch: It is possible to create simple RESTful services with the JAX-WS Provider and Dispatch APIs. It is not as flexible as the HTTP binding, but does use standard APIs.