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The camel:embedded goal of the Camel Maven Plugin is used to run your Camel Spring configurations in the same JVM as Maven, so it should startup a bit faster than camel:run. Though sometimes we all get the odd classpath issue; so sometimes forking a new JVM can work around any strange Maven classpath issues.
A good example application to get you started is the Spring Example.