Apache Wink

Apache Wink is a retired open source framework that enables development and consumption of REST style web services.

Apache Wink
Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Final release
1.4.0 / September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
Size11.4 MB (archived)
RESTful Web services
LicenseApache License 2.0


The project was initiated in 2007 as an HP internal REST SDK called Symphony. At the beginning of 2009, HP and IBM joined forces to deliver the Apache Wink project,[1] HP contributed the SDK and IBM contributed a lot of integration tests.

The Apache Wink has been retired from Apache Incubator 2017, April 25 and put in Apache Attic.


Apache Wink is composed of a Server module and a Client module. The Server module is an implementation of the JAX-RS (JSR-311) specification along with additional features to facilitate the development of RESTful Web services. The Client module is a Java-based framework that provides functionality for communicating with RESTful Web services.


Release Date Notes
pre 0.1 2009-05-27 Wink enters incubation.
pre 0.1 2009-07-01 Wink is JAX-RS 1.0 compliant
0.1 2009-08-26 Wink 0.1 released.
1.1 2010-05-14 Wink 1.1 released.
1.1.1 2010-07-07 Wink 1.1.1 released.
1.1.2 2010-11-15 Wink 1.1.2 released.
1.1.3 2011-05-09 Wink-1.1.3 released.
1.2.0 2012-05-21 Wink-1.2.0 released.
1.3.0 2013-04-12 Wink-1.3.0 released.
1.4.0 2013-09-15 Wink-1.4.0 released.

See also

  • Apache CXF, a web services framework with JAX-RS support


  1. Apache Wink Proposal, retrieved August 14, 2009
  2. Apache Wink User Guide, retrieved August 14, 2009

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