This month we celebrate the 4 year birthday of the Apache Camel project. Camel was conceived as a sub project from Apache ActiveMQ project.
The first public announcement of the project as posted on a blog by James on May 15th 2007, in his blog titled
Apache Camel 1.0 was released on the 2th of July 2007 according to the timestamp in the central Maven repository.
Over the course of time the Camel team have released many Camel releases.
The project has since grown tremendously and today is one of the most popular integration frameworks out there.
In January 2009 the project became a top level project at Apache.
It is believed that one of the first public presentation of Apache Camel at a major conference took place in 2008
Since then Camel have appeared in many public presentation, both at major conferences, JUGs and other events.
The popularity of the Camel project keep rising and at the end of last year, the Camel in Action book went into print.
Today the Camel team is busy finalizing on the last bits for the upcoming Apache Camel 2.8.0 release.
Happy birthday Camel.
On behalf of the Camel team