Apache Camel ™ is a versatile open-source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.

Camel empowers you to define routing and mediation rules in a variety of domain-specific languages, including a Java-based Fluent API, Spring or Blueprint XML Configuration files, and a Scala DSL. This means you get smart completion of routing rules in your IDE, whether in a Java, Scala or XML editor.

Apache Camel uses URIs to work directly with any kind of Transport or messaging model such as HTTP, ActiveMQ, JMS, JBI, SCA, MINA or CXF, as well as pluggable Components and Data Format options. Apache Camel is a small library with minimal dependencies for easy embedding in any Java application. Apache Camel lets you work with the same API regardless which kind of Transport is used - so learn the API once and you can interact with all the Components provided out-of-box.

Apache Camel provides support for Bean Binding and seamless integration with popular frameworks such as CDISpring, Blueprint and Guice. Camel also has extensive support for unit testing your routes.

The following projects can leverage Apache Camel as a routing and mediation engine:

  • Apache ServiceMix - a popular distributed open source ESB and JBI container
  • Apache ActiveMQ - a mature, widely used open source message broker
  • Apache CXF - a smart web services suite (JAX-WS and JAX-RS)
  • Apache Karaf - a small OSGi based runtime in which applications can be deployed
  • Apache MINA - a high-performance NIO-driven networking framework

So don't get the hump - try Camel today! (smile)

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News

The Camel community announces the immediate availability of the new patch release Camel 2.16.4. This release contains over 50 fixes applied in the past few weeks by the community on the Camel 2.16.x maintenance branch. It is also the last planned maintenance release for the 2.16.x branch.

The artifacts are published and ready for you to download either from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository. For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to all who made this release possible.

On behalf of the Camel PMC,
Gregor Zurowski

Two weeks ago the Camel PMC voted another one of the very active and talented contributors to become a committer.

 

Nicola Ferraro was actively involved with Apache Camel for about 4 month contributing code and helping other users, especially for our Spring Boot integration. He proactively assigned reported issues to himself, provided pull requests and took them to resolution acting as a committer. In recognition of his work, the PMC only had to take care of the simple task of making that official. Four days ago, Nicola got his committer account setup, concluding the process of becoming the newest Camel rider. Stay tuned for his first official commit. (wink)

 

On behalf of the Camel PMC, welcome aboard Nicola and keep up the great work!

Christian

The Camel community announces the immediate availability of the new patch release Camel 2.17.3.

This release contains 39 fixes applied in the past weeks by the community on the Camel 2.17.x maintenance branch.

The artifacts are published and ready for you to download either from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository. For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to all who made this release possible.

On behalf of the Camel PMC,
Claus Ibsen

The Camel community announces the immediate availability of the new patch release Camel 2.17.2. This release contains 58 fixes applied in the past few weeks by the community on the Camel 2.17.x maintenance branch.

The artifacts are published and ready for you to download either from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository. For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to all who made this release possible.

On behalf of the Camel PMC,
Gregor Zurowski

The Camel community announces the immediate availability of the new patch release Camel 2.17.1. This release contains 94 fixes applied in the past few weeks by the community on the Camel 2.17.x maintenance branch.

The artifacts are published and ready for you to download either from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository. For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to all who made this release possible.

On behalf of the Camel PMC,
Gregor Zurowski

The Apache Camel PMC is pleased to introduce Stephan Siano as a new committer. We are very happy with the sustained growth of the project and look forward to continued contributions from the community and adding to the ranks of Camel Riders. Stephan was involved with Camel for well over long time now. He contributed to the code a lot and got involved with the community on the mailing lists.

 

On behalf of the Camel PMC, welcome aboard and we expect more great things coming from you!

 

Christian Müller,

VP, Apache Camel

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