Part 1. First steps


Apache Camel is an open source integration framework that aims to make integrating systems easier. In the first chapter of this book we’ll introduce you to Camel and show you how it fits into the bigger enterprise software picture. You’ll also learn the concepts and terminology of Camel.

Chapter 2 focuses on one of Camel’s most important features: message routing. Camel has two main ways of defining routing rules: the Java-based domain-specific language (DSL) and the Spring XML configuration format. In addition to these route-creation techniques, we’ll show you how to design and implement solutions to enterprise integration problems using enterprise integration patterns (EIPs) and Camel.