The ASF is made up of over 100 top level projects that cover a wide range of technologies. Chances are if you are looking for a rewarding experience in Open Source, you are going to find it here.
Apache CXF: An Open Source Service Framework
Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF 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.
Apache Synapse is a lightweight ESB engine and XML router.
Apache Synapse is a simple and highly effective ESB, Web Services intermediary and SOA framework. It can be added to your existing network very simply either as a services gateway or as an HTTP proxy. Once Apache Synapse is mediating your service requests it can perform many functions including routing, load-balancing, transformation and protocol switching. Apache Synapse can be used to build an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Apache Synapse has been designed to support very fast XML routing with a streaming XML design based upon Apache Axiom. in addition, the use of a completely asynchronous...
BeanUtils provides an easy-to-use but flexible wrapper around reflection and introspection.